a PBS narrative on the challenges and opportunities for young adults to manage their money

 

the U.S. government website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education

 

Money 101
Money Management and Personal Finance
 

Financial literacy is the ability to understand finance. More specifically, it refers to the set of skills and knowledge that allow an individual to make informed and effective decisions through their understanding of finances. (Source: Wikipedia)

To assist with your knowledge in this area we are providing resources and tools on a wide range of important financial topics for students. 

40 Money Management Tips Every College Student Should Know
Provided by National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE)

The Consumer Financial Emergency Survival Kit

Money Managment Tips for College Students
Massachusetts Bankers Association

Practical Money Skills
Excellent Web site explaining how to manage your money and develop budgeting skills.

You Can Deal With It
Site providing practical advice on credit cards and other financial matters.

 

Spending & Saving

Organizing Your Budget/Spending - https://www.mint.com/

Budget Calculator - http://mappingyourfuture.org/money/budgetcalculator.htm

Did You Ever Buy Anything and Wish You Hadn’t? - http://www.spendster.org/

27 Money Saving Tips for College Students -
http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2006/08/30/27-money-tips-for-college-students/

118 Ways to Save - http://www.collegescholarships.org/student-living/save-money.htm

Need Help Preparing Your Income Tax Return? -
http://www.isenberg.umass.edu/events/
Volunteer_Income_Tax_Assistance_Program_60/

 

Managing Loans and Debt

Mend Your Spend - http://www.spendster.org/tools/

Free Credit Reports - https://www.annualcreditreport.com/cra/index.jsp

Financial Aid/Student Loan 101 - http://www.finaid.org/

Income Based Federal Student Loan Repayment Plan - http://www.finaid.org/loans/ibr.phtml

Income Based Repayment Plan Calculator - http://www.finaid.org/calculators/ibr.phtml

Public Service Loan Forgiveness - http://www.finaid.org/loans/publicservice.phtml