Making Cents of College Life

The Cougs, the books, the budget.   

Hi everyone! My name is Alina and I recently graduated from a lovely university in the middle of nowhere, otherwise known as Washington State University. Go Cougs! I started writing for the Making Cents of College Life Blog as a sophomore in college and seasonally worked as Spokane Federal's Marketing Intern until my graduation in 2016. Now I am honored to hold the position as Marketing Coordinator and am thrilled to continue providing financial advice to those still in college or in their post-college-life stage.

Recently I’ve been working on something new and special for the college blog that I’m sure you’ll find informative and fun! We’ve partnered with Brass Media | The Money Side of Life to provide you with detailed blogs about financial and life tips.  Brass Media is an education company that creates content to make it easy to share important information about fundamental money matters with students, employees and members.

The blogs we’ve chosen to feature range from renting vs. buying, wallet friendly travel tips, and cutting every day costs. We are so excited to share these helpful articles with you and have featured our first two below. Enjoy! 

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Buying New or Used: That's the question

Let's be honest with ourselves. Unless you recently signed a major contract with Nike or a professional sports team, chances are you won't be buying an expensive new car anytime soon. Most of us who are looking to purch … Continue reading

How to Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

Imagine someone falsely impersonating you -- another "you" running around, renting an apartment, draining your accounts and even maxing out credit cards in your name. This is the unfortunate reality for those who have … Continue reading