Own The Dollar was recently recognized by eCollegeFinder as one of the Top 50 financial resources for college students. The recipients were identified for helping college teach students how to maintain their financial health while enrolled in school.
The impressive list of websites and blogs provide an outstanding resource for college students looking to learn personal finance and how to be successful with their money from their first day in the workforce. Each site was also asked to provide what they felt was the most important tip for students just starting their careers.
Here are some of my favorite tips….
Studenomics – Get into the habit of saving money ASAP. Even if you start saving $20 a week, you’ll be better off than your friends that are acquiring debt.
Bargaineering – Life is about enjoying the things you love doing and spending time with the people you love spending time with.
Buck$ome Boomer – Participate in your employer’s retirement plan (at least up to the match) as soon as eligible. Contribute throughout your working life and don’t touch the money. You’ll be set for retirement.
Cash Money Life – Chase opportunity and dreams, not money. If you are good at what you do and you enjoy it, the money will follow.
Financial Samurai – It’s important to give yourself the best chance possible for employment by networking and getting good grades. The people who tell you that grades don’t matter are just making excuses. Having solid grades is the minimum great employers are looking for. After that, they are looking for character strengths. If you never spend more than you earn, and pay off your credit cards in full each month, you will never be poor.
Free From Broke – Take a real interest in your personal finances now! Too many wait until they are in debt to try and understand their finances. Students are at a time of their lives where they can build wealth for later on.
Learn Save Invest – Spend less than you earn. Start saving and investing as soon as you leave college. Get in the habit now and reap the rewards later.
PT Money – Try to avoid taking on too much debt in college through student loans and credit cards. Also, try and focus on getting a degree that will pay you back. Everyone says follow your passions, but that doesn’t have to replace common sense. Get a steady career and do your passion on the side.
singleguymoney.com – Don’t get into credit card debt. If you can’t afford to pay off the balance in full the following month, don’t charge it. Start saving money as soon as you can. If you start early, you will have a nice nest egg when it’s time to retire.
eCollegeFinder is an online resource that helps students advance in a current job or launch a new career by offering degree programs that match their unique educational needs.