eCollegeFinder Annouces Its Financial Mentor Award Recipients For College Students

by Hank Coleman

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.

Top 50 Financial Mentor Award - Online CollegesThe 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….

StudenomicsGet 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 BoomerParticipate 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 LifeChase opportunity and dreams, not money. If you are good at what you do and you enjoy it, the money will follow.

Financial SamuraiIt’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 BrokeTake 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 InvestSpend 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. 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.

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Ryan June 16, 2010 at 3:43 pm

Congrats on being selected, Hank, and thanks for the mention. 🙂

Learn Save Invest June 16, 2010 at 4:20 pm

I see I’m in good company on that list. Thanks for the mention, and glad to see your site succeeding. Great job!

Craig/FFB June 16, 2010 at 9:23 pm

Glad you liked my tip! Thanks.

jason June 16, 2010 at 9:30 pm

congrats on your accomplishment!
Own the dollar is an awesome resource thank you

gary procojivch June 16, 2010 at 9:32 pm

Great job on the honor! I love the tips is my fav i know it seems simple but staying out of debt can be hard

erica jimmersom June 16, 2010 at 9:44 pm

The tips you share are so spot on! this by far my new fav site.

jose gonzales June 16, 2010 at 9:47 pm

ownthedollar is a healthy dose of common sense. congrats on your accomplishment and heres to many more years of success. CHEERS!

tiff June 16, 2010 at 10:03 pm

the first tip on the list makes the most sense to me. saving 20$ isnt hard but sure adds up.

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