The Naked Truth About College Finances

The fact is that most college students are not well-educated when it comes to personal finances. Here are some skills you should learn early to keep your finances in good shape.
Learn to budget. Use a financial tool like PersonalCapital or Mint to keep track of your money. Set budget goals, and stick to them. Resist non-budget items.
Avoid debt. Use credit cards with great caution. Pay off debt monthly. These habits will be important to build up a good credit score, now and in the future.
Minimize expenses. Buy cheap. Eat cheap. Have fun cheap. Don’t own a car.
Live within your means. Have something left over at the end of the month. Start a savings plan, no matter how small.
Get a job or internship. Make money.
Stay in school. Get a great job. Live happily ever after.