It’s no secret that going to college can be expensive. Students no longer just have to think about the cost of tuition, dormitory costs, meal plans and books. These days, students have to think about additional expenses such as health insurance, travel costs for going home, cell phones, dining on or off campus, computers, and other daily expenses.
It can all add up pretty quickly, so before you're in over your head, understanding the importance of managing your money, establishing credit, and learning how to spend it wisely, will help you to appreciate the fruits of your labor.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) offers a user-friendly online course, "Money Smart" containing ten modules of instruction to help you learn about
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Having access to a bank account is pretty crucial to your daily living in NYC. Most of the large US banks are located in Manhattan and often provide free checking and services.
This website is here to help you do just that. Here, you’ll find fun tools, a quiz, tons of tips and other resources. They will all help you think through your spending and saving habits, identify ways you can start saving and commit to making changes that will reduce your debt and grow your savings.