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Creating a Spending Plan - College Fund.Org
Money is tight for most students. Still, using a spending plan can help keep you on your educational path. The basic purpose of the spending plan is to list what you expect to earn and what you expect to spend. By comparing your income with your expenses, you'll know if you're on track financially.
FDIC Money Smart for Adults
The Money Smart for Adults instructor-led curriculum consists of eleven training modules that cover basic financial topics. Topics include a description of deposit and credit services offered by financial institutions, choosing and maintaining a checking account, spending plans, the importance of saving, how to obtain and use credit effectively, and the basics of building or repairing credit.
Financial Literacy Guidance from Federal Student Aid
The following pages provide information on key concepts
that student loan borrowers should understand, good
financial habits for students to practice, and tools and
resources available to help communicate these concepts to
students. Counselors, mentors, and school representatives
can use this information to tailor their financial education
programs to students’ needs.
Federal Trade Commission Consumer Information
The FTC works to prevent fraudulent, deceptive and unfair business practices in the marketplace and to provide information to help consumers spot, stop and avoid them. Read scam alerts, blogs, and browse by topic.
Regions Bank - Personal Insights
Information about life stages, personal finances, retirement, home, auto, and financial hardship. Interactive tools and calculators.
CNN Money Essentials
Information on setting financial goals, banking, spending, debt, and taxes.
The Simple Dollar: Debt Payoff Calculator
Solidify your plan to tackle credit card and other debt
Purdue Financial Aid
We're here to help students and families find ways to eliminate financial barriers to a Purdue education. To do this, we've cut the jargon — no more lawyer-speak. (Well, as little as possible. If you don't understand something, just ask.) Here we'll walk you through learning about types of financial aid available, how to apply for aid, how to keep your aid and — through our myMoney blog — ways to manage your finances throughout the college experience.
Through collaboration with financial professionals, MyMoney is committed to strengthening the financial fitness of all Purdue University students, parents, staff and others within our community who seek this wealth of information.Your financial well-being awaits. MyMoney is the tool that will serve you well.
The Advocacy and Support Center
The Advocacy and Support Center at Purdue provides assistance for students and their families. We offer services and resources to help with many issues students and families face — from academic and financial situations to safety and health issues.
Intro to Financial Literacy Links