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    Life Skills. The phrase really makes you think: Do I have any of those? The answer is YES! Life Skills are things that everyone has to do throughout their lives. File taxes, budget money, get a job, etc. Believe it or not-you can do all these things! (With a little help of course!) It Make$ Cents! is always here to help you manage your money and develop those Life Skills. 

    Tax Information

    Need some FREE tax tools to help you with your taxes? Check these out!

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    Money Skills
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    Money Skills offers several modules on a wide variety of money related topics. All the modules are read aloud which helps increase retention. Their site is extremely user friendly, free, and useful for students and teachers alike.
    Cash Course

    Cash Course's webpage contains loads of information about finance and budgeting. They have several tools such as calculators and much more. CashCourseLogo

     

    Money Matters on Campus

    On our homepage we have a link to the incredible blog, Money Matters on Campus

    One of our favorite parts of this blog is the newly updated 2015 study on College Students and how they behave financially and plan for the future. More likely than not, YOU fit into one of these trends. 

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    Navigate It Make$ Cents! and Our Life Skill Developing Tools

    Use one of our Spending Plan's or our easy to use Forms to help you manage your Budget

    Learn how to Manage Your Credit or protect yourself from Identity Theft.

    Don't understand banking? No problem! Just use our Saving & Banking page to answer all of your questions!

    Still have any questions for us? You can Ask A Question directly on our website or Schedule an Appointment with one of our staff. 

    We look forward to helping you however we can!


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    Interesting Facts 

    The average National Student Loan Debt is $33,000.

    Average Student indebtedness in the state of Wisconsin is $28,128.

    The Average Student indebtedness at UWL is $28,083.


    84% of college students have a credit card.  50% of them have 4 or more.


    Value of money converted to time:

    1 million seconds ago was 12 days ago.

    1 billion seconds ago was 32 years ago.

    1 trillion seconds ago was 32,000 years ago,  prehistory.


    To load a trillion dollars on a train: If we loaded box cars with $1 bills, each car 50 feet long, we could get $65 million in each car. It would take a train 240 miles long to haul the trillion dollars.


    $67,000,000,000 in student loans were in default in 2011.


     

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