Financial Future After Graduation
Graduation is an exciting time in life with new adventures and things to look forward to. One of those things should be a successful financial future. It’s important to start preparing financially, regardless of whether you’re graduating from high school or college.
If you’re graduating from high school soon, you’ve probably applied for college scholarships, federal student loans, and other financial aid you may need. But what about preparing financially for the day-to-day once you’re at school? Having access to your money will no doubt be a priority. With a FORUM Student Survival Account, you’ll have a free checking account with no minimum balance requirement and no monthly fee. Plus, over 4,500 surcharge free ATMs across the nation will be available to you. You’ll also enjoy a free ATM/Debit Card with no PIN fees. Whether you just want to withdraw cash or you need a place to deposit paychecks from a college job, FORUM’s Student Survival Account can fit your needs.
If you’re graduating from college, there will be several financial obligations to think about. After school, you’ll be applying for jobs and hopefully starting your first career. With work comes pay. This is a great time to create your first budget based on your new paycheck. In doing so, you can start good habits like paying off debt, saving money, and meeting financial goals. Determine categories such as bills, groceries, entertainment, savings, etc. One category that may be new to you is an auto loan payment. Because younger borrowers tend to have limited credit, FORUM offers a special graduate auto loan program for recent graduates to help them get started.
There’s no time like the present to start preparing for your future. For more information on FORUM’s Student Survival Account or graduate auto loan program, call 317.558.6000.