College is a time of new found freedom for many students. But 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.
You may only file taxes once a year (thank goodness) but keeping your identity safe from identity thieves who is a year-round activity, especially as scammers continue to call individuals pretending to be from the IRS demanding an overdue payment.
The good news is that by taking a few simple steps, you can better protect your personal and financial data online and at home.
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Q: I'm one of those college students who got a credit card, and charged way more than I could afford and now can’t pay it back. I have $4300.00 on a credit card and work...Read the Answer
Financial Topics for College Students
- Budgeting and Saving
- Career Planning
- College Costs
- College Savings Options
- College Savings Plans 529
- Credit Cards
- Financial Aid
- Financial Reform
- Going to College as an Adult
- Health Care and Health Insurance
- How to Talk to Your Children About Money
- Investment Products