Budgeting

Video Series 3

Part 1 of 4: Traditional Students

As you consider how to pay for your education, the single most valuable financial tool you have available to you will be your personal budget. 

Unfortunately, budgets often get a bad rap as “boring” and are seen as something that limits or restricts spending. But nothing could be further from the truth.

*** Play the video and then take the knowledge review. ***

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What are the first steps of setting a budget?

Part 2 of 4: Traditional Students

After you have a handle on how much income you can expect each month, the next step in the budgeting process is estimating your expenses for the semester. 

The sooner you start this process, the better so you can plan how much you need to work and save, both in the summer and throughout the school year.

*** Play the video and then take the knowledge review. ***

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What are some common monthly expenses you should include in your budget? Check all that apply.

Part 3 of 4: Traditional Students

Finally, once you have a good handle on what expenses you’ll have per semester, it’s time for step 4 in the budgeting process. 

Make any necessary adjustments to ensure your expenses do not exceed your income. 

Be completely honest with yourself about what you need for the semester ahead. 

*** Play the video and then take the knowledge review. ***

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What is one way to ensure you reach your financial and future goals?

Part 4 of 4: Traditional Students

Too often, when cash is tight the temptation is to get a credit card to handle budget shortfalls. 

In fact, many credit card companies target college students with special promotions and giveaways on campuses, making it tempting for students to fill out applications for credit cards to get free merchandise.  

*** This is the final video in the series for students.
Remember to get your
certificate of completion! ***

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Credit cards can be necessary for emergencies.

If you have completed watching the video series and answering the review questions, congratulations! You may now receive a certificate of completion! CLICK HERE

Part 1 of 4: Non-Traditional Students

As you consider how to pay for your education, the single most valuable financial tool you have available to you will be your personal budget.

Unfortunately, budgets often get a bad rap as “boring” and are seen as something that limits or restricts spending. But nothing could be further from the truth.

*** Play the video and then take the knowledge review. ***

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What are the first steps of setting a budget?

Part 2 of 4: Non-Traditional Students

After you have a handle on how much income you can expect each month, the next step in the budgeting process is estimating your expenses for the semester. 

The sooner you start this process, the better so you can plan how much you need to work and save, both in the summer and throughout the school year.

*** Play the video and then take the knowledge review. ***

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What are some common monthly expenses you should include in your budget? Consider both school and personal expenses. Check all that apply.

Part 3 of 4: Non-Traditional Students

Finally, once you have a good handle on what expenses you’ll have per semester, it’s time for step 4 in the budgeting process.

Make any necessary adjustments to ensure your expenses do not exceed your income.

Be completely honest with yourself about what you need for the semester ahead.

*** Play the video and then take the knowledge review. ***

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What is one way to ensure you reach your financial and future goals?

Part 4 of 4: Non-Traditional Students

Too often, when cash is tight the temptation is to get a credit card to handle budget shortfalls. 

In fact, many credit card companies target college students with special promotions and giveaways on campuses, making it tempting for students to fill out applications for credit cards to get free merchandise.

*** This is the final video in the series for students.
Remember to get your certificate of completion! ***

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Budgeting Non-Traditional Students Review 4

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Credit cards can be necessary for emergencies.

If you have completed watching the video series and answering the review questions, congratulations! You may now receive a certificate of completion! CLICK HERE