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Tips for starting out on your own.
1. Set a Budget
Write down your monthly income and expenses. You will need to manage your necessary expenses such as rent and groceries while pacing your spending on other expenses like eating out and shopping. Sticking to a planned budget will help your funds stretch longer through the semester.
2. Find the Right Account
The right checking account will offer tools such as direct deposit, debit cards, eStatements, online banking, mobile banking, and text alerts that help keep track of your money.
3. Save for the Unexpected
Unexpected expenses such as car repairs, computer problems or an unplanned trip home can disrupt a budget. Set up a savings account to be prepared for emergencies.
4. Use Credit Wisely
You will soon be inundated with credit card offers. Now is a great time to learn the importance of saving for large purchases, if you need to use a credit card, paying it off quickly will avoid costly interest charges.
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