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College Student Finance Financial Plan

The Story of My First Financial Plan

Jan. 11, 2022

How do you write a financial plan? Why do you need one? Find out why you're more likely to accomplish your goals once you write them down.

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Exploring Panthers Forward

Jan. 4, 2022

Are you nervous about student loans? Unsure what questions to ask, where to ask them, and who to ask? In this episode, Gene chats with Sarah from Pitt's Panthers Forward who helps students just like you understand their pers…

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Mailbag Series: Taxes & Charitable Giving?

Dec. 14, 2021

Simone Quinerly, Troutwood CFO, joins the podcast to talk charitable giving and taxes with Gene.

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Mailbag Series - Credit Card Pt 5: How NOT to use a Credit Card

Nov. 30, 2021

What are the long-term affects of using your credit card the WRONG way? How do bad decisions affect your credit score long-term?

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Mailbag Series - Credit Card Pt 2: Applying for Your First Credit Card

Nov. 9, 2021

Aruj Bhargava and Maggie Mayer join the podcast in a continuation of a multi-part series on credit cards.  Neither Maggie nor Aruj have a credit card, but both are pondering the possibility of applying for one.

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Mailbox Series: Ep 1. Opportunity Cost - Buying a Car

Oct. 26, 2021

For an 18-year old high school senior, what is the opportunity cost of buying a $13,000 car instead of a $10,000 car?