May 24th, 2017

Stories Tagged With: financial education tips for college-bound students

Educate yourself on student debt.

Student debt – estimated at over $1 trillion – has now surpassed both credit card debt and auto loan debt.  The intersection of increasing student loan debt and a tough job market has today’s college graduate realizing that there is no such thing as Easy Street.  While arguably a good...

Determine real value of money.

While I don’t believe there is a single most important task I can complete to insure that I will be financially sound after graduating college, I think using different techniques to determine the real value of money and what it means and can do, will help me to be financially...

Take advantage of financial aid options

I think the most important thing I can do while I am in college to ensure that I start off on the right foot financially when I graduate is to continue to apply for more and more financial aid such as scholarships, grants, work study, and other options. By doing...

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...

Maintain a balanced budget.

Many students find themselves struggling economically through their high school years, some go into debt and others simply overspend. The most important thing I can do while in college to ensure that I start off on the right foot financially when I graduate is to keep a balanced budget. Having...

Create budget and stick to it.

Overspending is a major problem among college students who have little experience in money management. Students often spend themselves into enormous debt. The most important thing I can do to prevent this is to create a good budget and stick to it. If I plan a budget correctly and stick...

Select a high-demand career.

First of all, I feel that it is important to determine what career fields or jobs have high demand for employees and then determine if I have an interest or possible skills for those type of jobs, if so, I can be a contributor to society and most importantly be...

Make time to apply for scholarships.

When beginning college, the most important thing that you can do financially to start off on the right foot is apply for as many scholarships as you can. Although this may seem difficult to keep up with throughout the year, it will be worth it. When everyone else is stressed...

Work, save, use credit cards wisely.

For me, there are several important things I can do while in college to ensure that I start off on the right foot financially when I graduate to include working part-time, saving money, and avoiding credit card expenditures. With this said, I have already obtained a part-time job on campus...

Work part-time during college.

The only real solution to being stable financially in college is to have a part-time job. Some people are relying only on their parents to pay their way, but if you don’t want to be in debt when you graduate, you’ll have to work on the side. Even if it’s...

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