Financial Literacy Resources

When you're a college student, it can feel like money is always tight. Managing all the costs associated with school can get overwhelming at times. Not to mention you probably would like to have some cash leftover to do something fun every once in awhile!
  
Making the most of your money and learning how to budget are important aspects of Financial Literacy and at Cloud County Community College we are committed to helping our students manage their personal finances.
  
Below are a few websites that we hope you find useful when getting started in financial planning both in college and post-graduation: 
 
Meet Every Dollar - Budgeting should be easy.  Focus your money on what matters: day-to-day spending, knocking out those pesky debts, and building wealth.

Check your Credit Score - The Annual Credit Report checks your credit with 3 major credit bureaus, is authorized by Federal Law, and it's FREE!

Cash Course - This student financial literacy resource is provided by the National Endowment for Financial Eucation (NEFE).  This non-profit foundation focuses on empowering people to make positives and sound decisions to reach their financial goals.
     
Mint - This is a FREE online budgeting tool that provides a simple and streamlined approach when it comes to savings, checking, investment, mortgage and automobile goals.
 
My Money - Making the most of your money starts with five building blocks for managing and growing your money - aka The My Money Five. 
  
360 Degrees of Financial Literacy - This website is a FREE program with certified public accountants available to help you understand the some of the more technical aspects of personal finances.
  
Federal Student Aid - The FSA website is good for more than just for completing the FAFSA! There are also tools built in to help you budget and plan while you're in school as well as post-graduation.