A new chapter in the CU Money Sense blog
Welcome to the CU Money Sense blog – I’ll be posting here weekly about everything at the intersection of money and student-life. I have a short bio on the side of the page but I’ll use this first post to describe a little bit more about myself, and how this blog might help you navigate the world of money. I’m a recent graduate of CU Boulder (’12, Math), but I’m still haunting the campus by getting a high-school teacher’s license. I was lucky enough to get a job three years ago during the middle of my sophomore year, which allowed me to move out of my parents’ house in Longmont. Those three years have been a crash course in personal finance; suddenly I had rent and bills to pay, tuition to worry about, but I also needed leftover money for fun.
If this story sounds familiar to you, then please tune in every week. Even if it doesn’t and you’re able to get some financial support from your parents, you still have a lot of responsibilities that you probably didn’t have before college. You have to manage your short-term schoolwork and long-term degree plan and if you’re close to graduation, you have to worry about finding a job! I hope to give some advice that’s useful for everybody, no matter your current financial situation. I’ll write about managing your checking account, putting some money into savings, and dealing with tuition and student loans. I will also describe resources for finding a job during and after college along with fun things around town that help you get the biggest bang out of your bucks while you’re in school.
In one sentence, this blog will de-mystify all things money (and we’ll have some fun along the way). I’ll show that living within your means isn’t as hard as it might seem to be. Spending less money than you receive will give you greater control over your finances and will remove a great deal of stress from your life. Because really, isn’t college stressful enough?Share on Facebook