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?
It’s never too early to start thinking about college planning. In fact, it’s a good idea to start the process as early as your freshman year in high school.
Starting off with good habits in college, especially good financial habits, is extremely important to controlling the debt a graduating college student will have; plus, it builds great financial skills that are helpful through all of their lives. Numerous experts all agree that a few basic tips that all freshmen should know can help make the financial impact of college much more manageable upon graduation.
There are so many things that an incoming college student needs, and with the cost of college tuition, there isn’t a lot leftover for much else. Whether you are the one having to buy these items, or your parents, setting up a budget is important.
Summer’s here for college students and plans are being made to enjoy the time off of school. How will you spend your summer: going out, pool parties, the lakes? Whatever your plans, it’s difficult not to spend all the money you make (and then some) on summer activities. Here are a few tips to help you have fun and still keep money in your pocket.
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?
Are you heading off to college this fall? Don't forget to take your credit union along with you!