Archive | February, 2014

FINAL WEEK TO WIN $50 AMAZON GIFT CARD!!!!!

24 Feb

CashCourse E~Scavenger Hunt Round 4
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Finish Line Ahead

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We are entering the final week of #CashCourse E~Scavenger Hunt!  So far you have answered 9 different questions over a three week period.  Are you ready for the final round?  Can’t you just smell the $50 AMAZON GIFT CARD! You have until FEBRUARY 28th at MIDNIGHT to complete all 12 questions. You can find the first round of questions here, the second round of questions can be found here, and last weeks questions can be found here.   You can view rules and regulations in our previous article posting.

The Final Week’s Questions Are:

 

1.) Which of the following is not a potential benefit of budgeting?

a. Reaching long-term goals

b. Building up an emergency fund

c. Increasing income

d. Avoiding debt

 

2.) How much money should you keep in your emergency fund?

a. 3 percent of your current salary

b. The equivalent of three months’ living expenses

c. Nothing- you can us your credit card in emergencies

 

3.) What is the first step you need to take to create a budget?

a. Track you spending

b. Contact your bank

c. Set money aside for going out

 

Amazon Gift Card

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On February 24th the 4th round of questions will be released and you will have until MIDNIGHT February 28th to complete all 12 questions.  If you complete all 12 questions by the deadline you could win a $50 AMAZON GIFT CARD!

To find the answers you will need to create a user account at CashCourse.  Once you have entered CashCourse, you will be able to find the answers by browsing through CashCourse materials or by completing assignments in “My CashCourse Planner”.  In the assignments section of CashCourse you will need to choose a professor.  For all questions and assignments relating to the E~Scavenger Hunt, Brandon M. Endsley will be your professor.  You can send answers to Professor Endsley through email at mymoney@purdue.edu or Tweet your answers to @mymoneypurdue using #CashCourse.  You will have until midnight, February 28th to send in your answers.  Answers submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.

 

Win a $50 Gift Card!!!! Round 3

17 Feb

CashCourse E~Scavenger Hunt Round 3

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You have come this far and are so close to the $50 AMAZON GIFT CARD PRIZE.  There are two weeks left to complete the E~Scavenger Hunt.  You have until February 28th at midnight to complete ALL of the scavenger hunt questions. You can find the first round of questions here, the second round of questions can be found here.   You can view rules and regulations in our previous article posting.  Participate and answer all questions correctly you can WIN A $50 AMAZON GIFT CARD!!

 

The third week’s questions are:

 

1.) You can insure your car against most types of loss-except depreciation-but one type of insurance is more important than any of the others.  Which is it?

a. Collision Insurance

b. Liability Insurance

c. Theft Insurance

 

2.) What can happen if you fill out your Form W-4 incorrectly?

a. You risk going to jail

b. You can end up withholding too much or prepaying too little federal tax

c. You’ll have to pay a penalty to the IRS

 

3.) What is a healthcare plan premium?

a. The amount that you pay each time you visit the doctor’s office

b. A more costly plan, with more services

c. The portion of medical bill that you must pay before coverage kicks in

d. The cost of buying coverage

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On February 24th the 4th round of questions will be released and you will have until MIDNIGHT February 28th to complete all 12 questions.  If you complete all 12 questions by the deadline you could win a $50 AMAZON GIFT CARD!

To find the answers you will need to create a user account at CashCourse.  Once you have entered CashCourse, you will be able to find the answers by browsing through CashCourse materials or by completing assignments in “My CashCourse Planner”.  In the assignments section of CashCourse you will need to choose a professor.  For all questions and assignments relating to the E~Scavenger Hunt, Brandon M. Endsley will be your professor.  You can send answers to Professor Endsley through email at mymoney@purdue.edu or Tweet your answers to @mymoneypurdue using #CashCourse.  You will have until midnight, February 28th to send in your answers.  Answers submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.

CashCourse E~Scavenger Hunt, Second Round of Questions

10 Feb

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Looking for clues

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Welcome to the second week of our E~Scavenger Hunt Questions.  Missed the first week? Don’t worry you have until the end of February to complete ALL of the scavenger hunt questions. You can find the first round of questions here.   You can view rules and regulations in our previous article posting.  Participate and answer all questions correctly you can WIN A $50 AMAZON GIFT CARD!!

Today’s Questions are:

1) Where can you find out how much you owe in federal student loans?

a. Your FAFSA application

b. The NSLDS website

c. The statements the Department of Education sends you

d. Your tuition bills

 

2) What is a student loan default?

a. Missing the application deadline

b. Missing a loan payment

c. Not making loan payments for 270 days

 

3) If you have a party and someone damages the apartment you’re leasing, who’s responsible for the repairs?

a. Your landlord

b. The person who did the damage

c. You

Look Below

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To find the answers you will need to create a user account at CashCourse.  Once you have entered CashCourse, you will be able to find the answers by browsing through CashCourse materials or by completing assignments in “My CashCourse Planner”.  In the assignments section of CashCourse you will need to choose a professor.  For all questions and assignments relating to the E~Scavenger Hunt, Brandon M. Endsley will be your professor.  You can send answers to Professor Endsley through email at mymoney@purdue.edu or Tweet your answers to @mymoneypurdue using #CashCourse.  You will have until midnight, February 28th to send in your answers.  Answers submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.

CashCourse E~Scavenger Hunt First Round of Questions

3 Feb

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Today start’s our E~Scavenger Hunt!  You can view rules and regulations in our previous article posting.  Participate and answer all questions correctly you can WIN A $50 AMAZON GIFT CARD!!

Today’s Questions are:

1.) When you use a credit card, the interest you owe each month is calculated based on your unpaid balance and what else?

a.Your FICO score

b. The next time it takes you to repay

c. The APR your lender charges

d. None of the above

 

2.) If you have a $3,000 balance on a credit card that charges 18 percent annually, how long would it take you to pay off the balance, assuming you made only the minimum payment of $60 every month?
a. 2 1/2 years

b. Almost 5 years

c. Almost 8 years

 

3.)Your credit score can affect your ability to:

a. Be approved for an apartment

b. Get a competitive rate on auto insurance

c. Both of the above

Amazon Gift Card

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To find the answers you will need to create a user account at CashCourse.  Once you have entered CashCourse, you will be able to find the answers by browsing through CashCourse materials or by completing assignments in “My CashCourse Planner”.  In the assignments section of CashCourse you will need to choose a professor.  For all questions and assignments relating to the E~Scavenger Hunt, Brandon M. Endsley will be your professor.  You can send answers to Professor Endsley through email at mymoney@purdue.edu or Tweet your answers to @mymoneypurdue using #CashCourse.  You will have until midnight, February 28th to send in your answers.  Answers submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.

 

 

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