Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Have 'the talk' before students leave for campus

MADISON, Wis. (8/3/09)--If you know some college students heading back to the dorms this month, do them a favor: Tell them now what they probably will wish they'd known when they left home. Make sure they understand how to track their spending and manage their finances before setting foot on campus, say Credit Union National Association Center for Personal Finance editors.

College life comes with many extra expenses--books, tuition, room and board, bills, groceries, parking, and entertainment costs--and some students turn to credit cards as a way to spend now and pay later...

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Courtesy of cuna.org

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