Which Budgeting Site is Best for You?
February 27, 2014
Are you a student interested in starting a personal budget? Are you worried about the nitty-gritty details or becoming disorganized? Don’t worry! There are numerous online tools that can assist you with your personal finance.
BudgetTracker is budget management site that allows you to track all of your spending, your various bank accounts, and incoming paychecks. This site is useful for those who want to maintain their budget all in one place. You can access BudgetTracker from your cell phone as well.
Mint is very similar to BudgetTracker, but it also allows you set goals for yourself. After doing so, you create a budget based off of your income and start tracking spending. In addition, Mint offers free personalized advice so you can get a second opinion on how to improve your budget.
Buxfer is a site geared at younger people who are just starting personal finance management. Also, it allows you to handle groups as well so you can track IOUs with your friends or plan a group project together. This one might the perfect fit for you if you are interested in smaller budgets.
The good news about all of these sites is that they are all FREE, so no need to worry about additional expenses! By using BudgetTracker, Mint, or Buxfer, you are one step closer to becoming financially smart. Have fun budgeting!
–Muna Malin, Student Blogger
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Today I choose to be a Finisher
Tuesday, August 23
Coming to college is like starting a race; before you begin, you can be the fast hare who is expected to win hands down against the slow turtle or you could be the turtle who starts out slow but makes it in the end as the winning finisher. The determining factor of success will ultimately lie within your actions. What you choose to do today will affect your destiny. Many students will start out strong as valuable athletes, 4.0 GPA students, rising artists and ‘good’ boys and girls; nevertheless, many out of many will fail to finish as the stars they once were when they began their race in college simply because of the actions they decided to take.
When you come to college, start it out right. Choose to make a budget to handle your financial situation in a wise way so you aren’t struggling for money within a matter of months. Choose to go to class so you’re not the student who is failing because of neglect. Choose to be informed and use the resources available to you on campus so you know how and where to get help. Do not choose to be the hare that was overly confident and decided to take a nap during the middle of the race thinking that the turtle would be far, far behind. Rather, choose to be the turtle that persevered and kept going without stopping until the race was won. Coming to college is not about winning, it is about going on and on to reach the goal of finishing one step in your life today so that you can take another step to achieve your dreams tomorrow. You are only guaranteed today so make the choice to finish strong.
Esther, junior, business major
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