Tools and websites students can use to save and manage money

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This guest article was written by Richard Hemby who regularly writes about online business degrees and college related topics for Online College Guru, an online college degree guide.

Being a student, it can be tough to manage money, as well as establish savings. There are various websites and tools available on the internet today that can help students with these problems. Following is some resources that can be used in helping students with money management.

BillHighway – This website has tools that can help sororities and fraternities manage their funds. Paying the rent, buying group gifts, and managing chapter finances can all be done here.

Mint – Connects to over 5,000 banks and credit unions, credit card, brokerage, and mutual fund companies. Automatically keeps transactions and account balances up to date and will even auto-balance your checkbook. Not to be confused with Shaun Inman’s Mint Analytics Software.Very different.

MoneyStrands (previously expensr) – A dependable solution for a student’s simple finances. Can create budgets and has forecasting tools as well.

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Why Students Must Get Into the Habit of Saving Money

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This guest post is by Adrienne Carlson who regularly writes on the topic of accelerated online degree.

Being a university student is not all fun and games as portrayed on television and in the movies – yes, you do get to enjoy the occasional party, but studying takes up most of your time (if you have really gone to college hoping to get good grades and secure a career based on your degree, that is). And if you’re not born with a silver spoon in your mouth, you’re going to be leading a hand to mouth existence, what with the loan you may have taken out to cover your tuition fees or the money and effort your parents have put into getting you to uni. Money is often hard to come by, and this is probably why most students work at a part-time job and get involved in other initiatives that help them save a few pounds here and there, but there are reasons to get into the habit of saving money beyond having enough to spend when you’re in uni, and they are:

  • It becomes a habit for life: When you learn how to save money and be thrifty when in university, you learn how to do so for life. Even when you’re well settled and have a job that pays well, you’re not likely to go overboard. You know the value of putting aside some money for a rainy day because of your experiences in uni. And when the going becomes tough in case of an unexpected crisis or if you’re suddenly out of a job, you know you can manage because you’ve been wise enough to put aside some money for a rainy day.

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