College is a time of newfound freedom for many students. That can spell trouble if that freedom applies to personal finances, too. Students need to understand basic money management skills such as living within a budget and handling credit and debt. A solid financial foundation can lead to a lifetime of financial success.
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setting up your spring budget
When designing your spring budget, keep these potential season-specific expenses in mind:
- Mother's Day
- Graduation gifts
- Memorial Day
- Summer camps and sports
- Warm-weather clothing and accessories
- Outdoor entertainment
- Pool membership
Use the CashCourse Monthly Budget Worksheet to make a budget that works for you. To register, click here, type in your information, and select your school. This will allow you access to Holyoke Community College's CashCourse school site.
Visit OnYourOwn.org for tips about how to create and stick to a budget.
The problem is clear: Student loan debt in America is reaching levels that the U.S. Department of Education deems a crisis.
To increase access to higher education and help alleviate the burden of student loan debt on our society.
529 college savings plans are tax-advantaged savings plans that help families save for higher education so they can be less reliant on student loans.
Check out this resource to learn more about the 529 movement and how 529 college savings plans can work for you and your family.
Whether you're planning for college, trying to pay for college, or graduating and thinking about your future, the financial decisions you make today will impact you well into your future.
Money management, financial literacy, and budgeting are important for you to know and understand to ensure you are making good decisions for your personal finances and your future.
To help you navigate these decisions, Holyoke Community College has partnered with CashCourse, which provides free financial literacy resources for college students via an interactive website devoted to helping students build money management skills, survive in a tough economy, and prepare for success.
Use CashCourse to
- Create a budget
- Learn about the benefits of checking and savings accounts
- Protect your credit
- Plan for retirement
- Set financial goals
- Read more about financial aid
- Learn about so much more!
To register, please click here and then type in your information and select your school. This will allow you access to Holyoke Community College's CashCourse School Site.