Stay on a budget
I believe that the most important thing you can do to start off on the right foot financially while your still in college is to stay on a budget. Some people may think that it’s dumb but knowing your limit on what you can and cannot send money but it is really helpful. Planning out the uses of your disposable and discretionary incomes. When on a budget you’re more likely not to overspend. Also you won’t spend more money than you can pay back on your credit cards leaving you in a good standing credit score.
Autumn Leigh Amos-Heyward, 2012 graduate of Northwest High School