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Financial Basics

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Covers the basics required to effectively manage money while in college. Suitable for all students.

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Financial Health   

The concept of financial health, including smart decision-making.
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Introduction to Budgeting   

Why and how to budget.
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Tracking Your Spending   

A simple way to get the most from your monthly budget.
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Choosing a Bank or Credit Union   

Types of financial services accounts.
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Checking and Savings Accounts   

Checking and savings accounts strategies for minimizing fees.
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Credit vs. Debit Cards   

Credit and debit cards each have pros and cons. When should you use each?
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Credit Reports and Scores   

Credit reports and scores determine the rates you pay when borrowing and can affect your ability to get certain jobs.
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Managing Accounts   

Account management strategies for checking and savings.
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Students and Credit Cards   

Special challenges for students with credit cards.
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Building Credit   

Understanding the decisions and behaviors that can lead to improved credit scores.
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Identity Theft   

Understanding ID theft and how to prevent it.
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Signs of Financial Trouble   

Spotting the warning signs of excessive debt.

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