Managing Your Money
Managing money is a life skill that everyone must learn. It's a skill that will help you meet financial obligations, avoid serious debt, use credit responsibly, buy a car and a home, create and stick to a household budget, save and invest wisely, and plan for a comfortable retirement and have some fun!
The information below can help you manage your personal finances successfully.
Money 101: Take Charge of your Finances
College In Colorado offers a free, online, step-by-step financial literacy program that will help you understand how to manage your money, as well as develop positive relationships with banks and other financial institutions.
Powerful Things to Know and Do
Managing Your Money 101: An Introduction to the Basics of Financial
Sort Out Your Values
Establish Realistic Goals
Determine Your Monthly Net Income
List Your Monthly Expenses
List All of Your Debts
Write Down Your Daily Expenditures for One Month
Look at Your Credit Report
Set Up a Payday-to-Payday Spending Plan
Begin Saving Now
$ Calculators, including debt, paycheck, investment,
and many others, along with articles and
tools on Money
$ MoneySmart en Español -
online, easy-to-use tool that teaches you about money
in 10 self-paced lessons
Coalition has pages of free materials and lessons that
students can order to help with financial planning