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If there’s one topic I wish people talked about more in the personal finance world, it’s mental health.

The two are deeply connected. Our mental health can greatly impact our financial lives, and vice-versa. On top of that, getting what we need to take care of our mental health usually costs money. Adequate mental health care isn’t financially accessible for everyone. Even people who can afford it need to work it into their budget, and possibly make sacrifices elsewhere, to stay financially secure.

After losing income in the months following the coronavirus pandemic, I’ve decided to keep my spending to a minimum for the rest of the year. This will

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Going back to school looks a lot different this year, but there are some things that never change: You’ll still need textbooks; you’ll likely pull an all-nighter or two preparing for mid-terms; and now is the best time in your life to start working on your finances. The sooner you learn how to manage your money and understand the best ways to use credit cards, the better financial situation you’ll be in upon graduation.

Establishing a good credit score during college is essential. It will make things so much easier when you’re ready to make many of the major life decisions that you’ll face after you graduate, from renting an apartment to applying for an auto loan to landing your first full-time job. 

Since you already have a lot to balance between exams and internships, CNBC Select has created this straightforward guide to what you need to do to get

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