A new semester is starting and that means money is on the way.
Financial Aid will be blowing up some of our accounts soon and students from different universities will be flooding stores to spend their new cash, but the vast majority of them don’t realize that the money isn’t going to last forever and in a few weeks their bank accounts will look the same as they did before the money came in.
Learning to manage your money is important in college because it gets you prepared for the future when you have a well paid career. Mistakes with money can heavily affect your future.
First and foremost, plan out your expenses.
You need to know where your money is going so that you can spend it on the necessities first.
Most people get so caught up in seeing how much they initially have they spend carelessly spend that money thinking that they will have some left over for what they really need to pay for.
It’s good to spoil yourself sometimes, just make sure you don’t get rotten.
Something else to consider is student loans.
Yes they pay for college, but they also add up. Make sure you realize how much money you really need to borrow. Scholarships and grants are your wallets’ best friend.
Beware of credit cards!
They are incredibly enticing but can be very harmful in the future. Credit cards are not a necessity by any means, but if you have one make sure you keep up with your payments.
In general, make sure you keep track of all your expenses, and if you can save a little bit along the way.
Money has a very magical way of appearing and disappearing.