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Financial Wellness Links and Resources

For more information:

  • Read books by financial professionals. The “For Dummies…” series on personal finance, available at your public library, is a great option
  • Listen to podcasts like Freakonomics Radio, Money Girl, Planet Money, Motely Fool Money, So Money, and Start Up, to name a few.
  • In general, avoid financial gurus. Although much of their advice is sound, take advice from those in financial fields and not those whose job is to be a media personality.
  • Find out how   much you owe on federal student loans– Nslds.edu.gov
  • Get a free copy of your credit report three times a year at  annualcreditreport.com
  • To get help budgeting, try Mint.com or YNAB.com—YNAB is free for college students
  • TED Talks to watch: “LearnVest: 5 Financial Rules to Live By” and “Saving for Tomorrow , Tomorrow

Quick tips

Four financial rules to live by:

  1. Spend less than you earn by having 10-20% of your income automatically put into your savings account.
  2. Pay your bills on time and in full
  3. Have 6 months worth of expenses in a savings account
  4. Save for retirement early and put in as much money as you can (especially at-work matching programs

 

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