On The Money: Personal economics for the college student

By on May 26, 2014
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(MCT) We all know the rising cost of a college education. But many students face an additional financial challenge once classes begin — budgeting for living and personal expenses. Several Web sites offer advice and tool that can assists students with managing expenses while attending school. Here are just a few:

AARP

www.aarp.org/money/budgeting-saving/info-08-2012/reducing-the-cost-of-college-campus-life.html

Offers several tips on reducing college costs.

BANKRATE.COM

www.bankrate.com/calculators/smart-spending/college-student-budget-calculator.aspx

Provides online calculator to analyze college spending and budgeting.

COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS.ORG

www.collegescholarships.org/student-living/save-money.htm

Features extensive money saving tips for students in several various categories.

COLLEGETIPS.COM

www.collegetips.com/college-money/save-money-college.php

Spotlights 31 general tips to save money while in college.

SALLIE MAE

www.collegeanswer.com/manage-your-money/

Provides insights on managing credit, student loans and choosing a bank.

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