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Summer Jobs for Students

  Summer is here and there is money to be made especially if you are a college student! I’ve spoken with many students who are taking advantage of their summer break by working extra hours since they are either not taking classes or not taking as many. Are you a college student who is looking to make some extra money? If so, keep reading for a few helpful tips! Figure 1: This is a thumbnail for my YouTube video on Summer Jobs for Students where I am smiling next to money emojis.   The first thing I always recommend is using your campuses’ hiring platform. Many campuses have a special platform that they use to post student jobs that are available on campus. You can also take a stop by the place that you would like to work and ask if they are hiring and how you can apply. Career Services is another great place on campus with leads on available jobs. In undergrad, I worked at a store on campus that served hot and cold foods. I actually was hired during the summer at an on campus-hiring

MORE Tax Tips for Students


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About a month ago, I recorded a video where I discussed the 1098-T. That video is now over 1.8 views and is continuing to grow by the day. Thank you all for your support! Well that got me to thinking what other tips can I give to students who are filing taxes this year? In case you did not know, the IRS opened on February 12 and many people have already received their tax refunds. Check out these quick and easy tips below if you are a student who plans to file their taxes soon. 

1. Know your dependent status. Are your parent’s claiming you this year? If you’re unsure, ask them. This will help you to determine what tax credits best fit you.
2. Scholarships are non-taxable income! Apply for as many as possible. You could even claim a tax credit of up to $2,500 if you are not a dependent.
3. Pay interest on your student loans. Pay the interest on your student loans even if you’re still enrolled. This will help more of your payment go to the balance once it is time to start making payments. You may even qualify for a tax deduction once you receive your interest statement in the mail!
4. Be on the lookout for important tax documents. What address did you put on file? Your school dorm or your home address? Be sure to use the address that you will be located at around tax time.
5. Do not pay to file your taxes! Use the IRS free tax website or VITA, the volunteer income tax assistance program

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