40 Money Management Tips Every College Student Should Know
Posted Jun 22 2009 12:00am
The National Endowment for Financial Education has put out what it calls the "40 Money Management Tips Every College Student Should Know."
The tips range from Financial Aid, to credit cards, and dorm life.
Here's a few to start you off...
Get organized- create a filing system for all of your important papers like pay stubs, tax returns, and loan information.
Talk to a financial aid officer if your situation changes- In the current economy, you and your family might have experienced dramatic financial changes. Your FAFSA can be updated to reflect these changes, which may qualify you for more financial aid assistance. Talk to the Financial Aid office to learn more.
Take time now to prepare for your career- Attend career fairs, get internships, and update your resume.
Resist peer pressure- Be willing to say, "I can't afford that" and look for cheaper entertainment alternatives like on-campus movies, sporting events, etc.