Finance Tips I Wish They’d Taught Me in College

25 Jul

College was a great experience for me. I got my journalism degree, honed my skills at the student newspaper and learned the art of finding parking in front of the student center around noon.

Once I left college, I realized one thing all my college classes had not given me: a basic finance education. With that in mind, I’ve put together a series of tips I really wish I’d known sooner.

Establish Credit

In the first days of freshman year, students are often besieged with offers asking them to take out a credit card. This happened to me, but I didn’t want to take risks on unnecessary debt by putting something on the plastic that I didn’t immediately have the money for.

It seemed like a responsible move at the time.

Cont.

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