Do Personal Finance Yourself.

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Starting School

Getting Ready for College

College is your massive investment in an education and career. Make a plan for expenses and get your degree in financial health.

GET STARTED WITH A PLAN
HOW TO THINK THROUGH EXPENSES
REVIEW OUR EXPENSE CHECKLIST
 

Get started with a plan

Define ownership

1

Make a list of all school expenses, costs of living and expected discretionary expenses for the school year. Then - taking into account all savings, loans, merit and plans for part-time work - decide who's covering what. 

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Map your expenses

2

Use our checklist to map standard cost categories to the ones you came up with. Add in the ones you forgot and then create budgets. Classify them as monthly, one-time or rollover (incurred every few months).

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Pick a finance app

3

Use one of dozens of personal finance apps to input your  budgets. As you get started at school and learn more about when, where and how you spend money, revise the budgets accordingly.

 

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