College Student Money Guide – Financial Tips for Student Success

August 11, 2008


Beware College Debt!
This college student money guide is a collection of financial tips and advice to help college students get a degree, have fun, and not leave college in massive debt.  As many of you can probably attest, getting the degree and enjoying the college experience tend to be the main goals of many college students.

Unfortunately these often come at the expense of student’s checkbook and credit score. The good news, that we’ll be covering here, is that you can graduate, have fun, and keep a handle on your money if you follow the right steps!

Broke College Students
As a college student, what do you have in common with most everyone else on campus…  You never seem to have enough money!

You probably spent at least a year before you stepped onto campus trying to get enough scholarships, loans, and grants to cover your tuition, books, and living expenses.  If you think about it, practically everything about college costs money. For every college you applied to, you probably had to pay an application fee just so you could get approved to go there and spend even more money!

Now that you’ve finally arrived to begin your college degree you have to figure out how to make that financial aid actually cover the years you spend in school.  Chances are you’ll probably feel broke most of the time there but don’t think you’re alone, everyone else probably feels the same way!

College Money Guide
When you’re away at school it seems everything costs money, everyone wants a piece of your checkbook.  Keeping your finances straight while trying to deal with college life can be a bit overwhelming so we’re going to offer you some advice on how to:

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Ben Edwards, the founder of Money Smart Life, saved up enough to buy a Nintendo back when he was 12 years old. When he used the money to buy shares of Wal-Mart stock instead, he knew he wasn't like the other kids... His addiction to personal finance has paid off for his family and now he's helping you to afford the life that you want. Check him out on the web at Google Plus, Twitter and Facebook.

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22 Responses to College Student Money Guide – Financial Tips for Student Success

  • Jan

    if you are eager in acquiring a student credit card you have to be smart in choosing a better company. You should consider essential factors such as the interest rate, the credit limit, the benefits and rewards you can get. If you know to manage your finances wisely you will surely build your credit.

  • Evelyn Guzman

    This is a good guide for college students. No one who follows this guide will get into trouble. I am glad though they are planning to have a law passed to ban promotions by credit card companies targeting college students to lure them into signing up for a card. It is about time that this is done as some have been led to unimaginable debt as a result.

    Evelyn Guzman


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