TOOLS TO USE
money sometimes seems like a national pastime. Everywhere
you go, you're encouraged to buy, buy, buy. Even something
simple like hanging out with friends means buying coffee,
pizza, or renting a movie.
Do you ever have a $20 bill and before you know it, you only
have a few dollarsor maybe just changeleft? Do
you remember what happened to it?
You can reduce your college stress immeasurably by learning
how to manage money. It's better to focus on studying than
worry about your cash.
When you enroll in college, you have to make a lot of important
decisions. Some are about the right classes to take, but others
are about how you handle your money.
Many people your age say the hardest thing about college
is understanding how to manage money. It's thrilling to be
on your ownmaybe for the first time in your life. But
it's also a big responsibility. You will have to pay bills
on time, manage credit cards wisely, and save for unexpected
or emergency expenses. This section will help you master the
use of the important tools on the left.