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Financial Literacy Resources

Following are some links to financial literacy websites that college students may view and utilize to help them manage their finances.

  • Budgeting should be easy.  Focus your money on what matters: day-to-day spending, knocking out those pesky debts, and building wealth.
  • This student financial literacy resource is provided by the National Endowment for Financial Eucation (NEFE).  This non-profit foundation has been around for more than 30 years and is committed to educating Americans on a broad range of topics and empowering them to make positives and sound decisions to reach their financial goals.  CashCourse.org serves as a great resource for students as it speaks to many of the common pitfalls they may encounter during their college years.
  • KansasMoney.gov is the site for financial information concerning Kansans.  Kansas State Agencies have cooperated to bring you a one-stop shop financial education website.  The goal is to inform you about how to manage and protect your money.
  • Mint.com is a free online budgeting tool that provides the necessary tools for students to meet their financial goals.  They attempt to make everything simple and streamlined when it comes to savings, checking, investment, mortgage and automobile goals.
  • Did you ever purchase something then have regret about the amount of money you spent?  If so, then you may want to check out Spendster.org.  It is a nice reality check in the sense that it serves as an outlet for folks to share their outlandish purchases and reflect upon why they shouldn't have.  Spendster.org is a great forum for people to talk about adopting good spending habits. 
  • Making the most of your money starts with five building blocks for managing and growing your money -- The MyMoney Five.  Keep these five principles in mind as you made day-to-day decisions and plan your financial goals.
  • Managing your monthly budget can be difficult and frustrating. One of the most important aspects of controlling your budget is to determine where your money is going.  Feed the Pig provides information regarding budgeting, setting goals, getting smart about spending and additional information about managing money.
  • FSA provides information on student financial aid opportunities and helps students get ready for college.  Students learn about federal student aid, how to apply using the FAFSA application process and provides information on repaying student loans.