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Outsmarting Student Loan Debt

Before taking out loans for school, you must understand exactly what you’re borrowing. We’ve provided an overview of federal student loans and the importance of repaying them on time.


Gracie is a May 2021 graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a B.S. in computer science. She managed to work and pay off her student loans while still in college.

QUIZ: How Much Money Do You Need for Your Dream Life?

Wondering about how much money you’ll need to make in your future career to live the life you want? This game can help you figure that out and offer some possible career paths based on your lifestyle preferences.

The Truth About Taxes

Where did my money go? How do I complete these scary forms? Will I get a refund? Taxes are tricky, but here are the basics.

In Their Own Words

Young Arkansans share financial lessons they’ve learned and their go-to advice.

The Governor's Take: Asa Hutchinson on Managing Your Money

The way we pay for our needs and keep track of our money in the digital age has certainly become easier and more accurate. But even with the assistance of financial software, we still need an understanding of basic life skills to make the best use of our money.

A Message from Arkansas Leaders

Our hope with this publication is to give you a better insight into the financial decisions that await you in the next few years—and the implications those choices will have for the rest of your life.

BANK ON IT: Jordan Ester, Mortgage Loan Originator

Jordan Ester is a mortgage loan originator at Centennial Bank.