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7 best bank accounts for uni students for 2020/21

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New university terms are starting again soon, although many normal student experiences could be different this year because of Covid-19 guidelines.

For many, attending university not only means further education, it also involves negotiating various elements of adult life – perhaps for the first time.

One of these areas is financial independence and taking on the responsibility of managing your own money.

Here we look at the best bank accounts for students and offer tips on what to look out for when managing personal finances.

It's important for students to pick the right bank account (PA)
It’s important for students to pick the right bank account (PA)

What is a student bank account?

A student bank account is just like a normal bank account, but adapted in certain ways – for example, many offer an interest-free overdraft.

You have to prove you’re a student to get hold of one, usually with an offer letter from your university or UCAS –

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14 Mental Health Instagram Accounts You Should Follow ASAP

There’s no denying that 2020 has been incredibly distressing for most people. 

Fortunately, there are ways to combat the negative mental health effects many of us are experiencing ― one of which includes social media. Given that we’re arguably spending more time on our phones than ever, why not fill your feed with uplifting content from people about mental health?

There are tons of influencers, artists, therapists and others who play a crucial role in maintaining a sense of community and holding space for everyone to show up as they are, where they are. From guided meditations to affirmations to gorgeous illustrations to remind you things will be OK, these social media personalities will help you improve your overall mental well-being.

So, what are you waiting for? Here are a few people you should check out right now:

Tabitha Brown

Tabitha Brown rose to social media stardom with her soothing

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13 Women Reveal How Much They Really Have in Their Savings Accounts at Age 25

Photo credit: Katie Buckleitner
Photo credit: Katie Buckleitner

From Cosmopolitan

If it feels too weird to ask your friends how much money they have in savings, I get it. Though I believe the world would be a better place if we all were up front about how much we make, spend, and save, we’re not there yet.

So it makes sense if you’re out here turning to Google to figure out whether your savings account balance is within a normal range for your age. But let me clarify something for you real quick: There’s really no magic number of exactly how much cash you should have saved by age 25. “Savings is a very personal thing and varies greatly depending on what you make, what you spend, and how much debt you carry,” says Maria Kapolas-Pollina, financial health digital product solutions lead at Chase.

A good rule of thumb is saving 10 percent of

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How bogus accounts boosted Roger Stone, the Proud Boys, Big Sugar

Days after Facebook removed personal accounts associated with Trump associate Roger Stone, the longtime political provocateur vowed Friday to take “appropriate legal action.”

Facebook announced in a technical blog on Wednesday it had removed 54 Facebook accounts, 50 pages and four Instagram accounts that were involved as a network in what’s called coordinated inauthentic behavior.

Several of these had links to Proud Boys, an alt-right organization banned by Facebook as a hate group in 2018. The account owners and page administrators posted about Florida politics and quite a bit about Stone and his websites, books and media appearances.

As a result, the social media company took down the accounts of Stone, a South Florida resident, and an associate Jacob Engels, who runs the online entity Central Florida Post.

The timing of Facebook’s monthly blog was coincidental, but Stone has been very much in the news of late. His supporters have

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Money Market Funds vs. Money Market Accounts

When deciding where to save and invest, your choices will depend on your goals, time frame for saving and risk tolerance. A money market fund is one option; a money market account is another. While they sound similar, they actually work very differently when it comes to growing your money over time. Further, only one of these is insured against loss by the FDIC. Understanding the differences between a money market account and a money market fund can help you decide which one to include in your saving and investing plans.

Money Market Fund, Definition

A money market fund is an investment vehicle, rather than a deposit account. You can invest in money market funds through an online brokerage, either inside a tax-advantaged savings account like an IRA or through a taxable brokerage account.

A money market fund is essentially a type of mutual fund that holds other securities, such

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Facebook Removes Pages And Accounts Linked To Roger Stone

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Facebook said that it has removed more than 100 accounts and pages linked to Roger Stone and his associates for violating their policy against coordinated inauthentic behavior.

Stone, who has longtime ties to President Donald Trump, is scheduled to begin serving a 40 month prison sentence next week. In a post on his Instagram account before it was shut down, Stone asked the president to grant him clemency.

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The company said that 54 Facebook accounts, 50 pages and 4 Instagram accounts were removed.

“Almost all the Facebook accounts were fake accounts used, among other things, to establish, manage, and amplify the pages in this network,” according to an analysis conducted for Facebook by security research firm Graphika (Read their report here). “Many of them displayed profile pictures taken from other online sources. The remaining handful of accounts, on both Facebook

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Facebook blocks accounts linked to Roger Stone, Brazil president

San Francisco (AFP) – Facebook said Wednesday it took down accounts of Roger Stone, a longtime ally of US president Donald Trump, after an investigation uncovered links to a network involved in deceptive activity dating back to the 2016 US election.

Stone’s personal accounts at Facebook and Instagram were among those removed in a crackdown on “inauthentic coordinated behavior” in various parts of the world, the social networking giant said.

Facebook separately targeted fake accounts tied to Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro and networks in Canada, Ecuador and Ukraine which disguised their true origins.

The Stone network was uncovered with the help of information unearthed by the Robert Mueller investigation, according to Facebook head of security policy Nathaniel Gleicher.

Stone, who has been convicted on charges of lying and witness tampering in a federal investigation, was linked to more than 50 Facebook and Instagram accounts, and dozens of pages involved in

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