Most of us have signed up for health insurance and 401k from our employer but we might be missing some of the other money saving perks offered. And sometimes employees don’t take full advantage of the benefits they are using. Taking full advantage of employer offered perks can have many short term and long term benefits for your financial situation.
Whether your parents taught you at a young age how to handle money, or you’re ready to get a grip on it now, it’s never too late to be financially responsible. In many cases, college is the first experience we have that requires managing rent and other expenses. This is also a time period where college students make many mistakes. Below we have listed some common mistakes college students should avoid. If you’re aware of these lessons now, you won’t have to look back and regret your financial mistake later.
Whether you’re in the transition stage or already in college, paying for your education is likely at the top of your priority list. That being said, free money sounds pretty appealing, right?
You’ve heard it a thousand times, “Apply for scholarships!” You know your financial future is important, but those large scholarship databases have left you feeling like a little fish in a big pond. You’re up against so many people and it seems the odds are not in your favor. What can you do to stand out?
Sometimes school activities can interfere with holding a part-time job, or maybe you’re simply not old enough to begin working yet. Whatever the obstacle, here are four realistic ways to make extra cash:
1) Winter weather brings excellent business opportunities. Go to every house in your neighborhood and ask if you can shovel their driveway for $10 to $30, depending on the length of the driveway. Some people are uneasy about one person approaching their door and offering services so it may be best to round your friends up and work together. Working with your friends may be a better approach because it is safer, more efficient, and may not put off potential customers. If you do your job well, you will likely have loyal customers in the future.
If you are like most teenagers, you're not sure "what you want to be when you grow up." Teenage years are tough because it's a time when many major choices must be made: college, course of study, profession. These choices can cause a little stress. How could a young person possibly know the answers to these questions?
What is an entrepreneur? It is a person who organizes, operates, or takes on the risk of a business venture.
A career in politics is dynamic and high stress. In order to get your foot in the door, you have to prove you can thrive in this type of environment. An internship is the best way to prove this; therefore, internships are the most common career starter for politicians.
It's never too soon to start planning for your future. Even if your career goal changes regularly, always have one that you are working toward!