Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Time Is Now!!

Now is the time to start planning your finances for NEXT school year - especially if it will be your first year away at college/university. Where is my money going to come from? How much will I need? How do I get the maximum benefit out of every dollar I plan on spending?
There are a lot of things to think about. The more time you take to do some research - find extra sources of income (scholarships/grants) - and prepare yourself, the easier the transition will be to life on your own.
There are lots of resources available on the internet to help you manage your finances. There are budgetting tools galore and general information by the website-full.
Take the time NOW to start managing your money in preparation for next year. You'll be glad you did once you take those first steps out into the Real World!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Tell Us YOUR Money Smart Student Story!

We're looking for some great money smart students willing to share their stories with our readers. What have YOU done to save money - make more money - or spend less money while you were away at college? Maybe you did something different even before you left home for university...If you did anything at all you're different than most people already!
Comment on this post and let others know why you are a Money Smart Student.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

The Year to Make It Happen!!

As 2011 begins I just wanted to drop a little note to wish everyone all the best in the coming year. At the same time - the year will only be what you make it out to be! Make it your year-long resolution to learn everything you can about handling your money. Whether you are a highschool student getting ready to head off to college - or an adult reading this who is having some financial issues - make this your year.
Educating yourself about money is the best way to start off on the right foot, or correct things if they've gotten a little off course. Follow this blog and our Facebook page. We'll have regular video and written posts giving lots of tips and tricks to help you save money - earn more money - and spend the money you have wisely.
I am so looking forward to everything 2011 has to offer that I can't wait to get started. That's why I'm going to officially launch the entire program before the 10th of this month. My hope is once you see and hear what I have planned you'll really spread the word about Money Smart Students and together we can get thousands of students 'Ready for the Real World'!