Learning how to effectively manage money is a life skill. The best way to track finances is through a personal budget. A budget will help a student live within his/her financial means, realize financial goals, maintain good credit, get more for the studentís money, reduce stress and achieve confidence and competence.
The five steps to good budgeting behavior are:
CashCourse is an interactive website which offers free tips and tools for budgeting, financial planning, and setting financial goals. There are worksheets available, quizzes to take, and videos to help guide the student through the best ways to manage his/her life in a financially responsible way. Click on the 'Gain Your Financial Independence' button to access the CashCourse interactive website. Check back often, as their website is always adding new information.
For tips and tricks on how to budget, debt and default management, and understanding credit, click on the links below.