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I feel like most colleges are missing an important required eduction that I believe EVERYBODY could benefit from. Finance. Sounds boring doesn’t it, especially if you aren’t planning to be in that field. But believe it or not, if you plan on making money with a job after school, you WILL deal with finances. A great New Year’s resolution is to sort out your finances. It’s amazing what you can do with just a few hours work. It’s the difference between saving $200 a month and $500 and even more.

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It can be a daunting task at first, where do you start? Start by studying your spending habits, anticipate your future moves and you can move your money around strategically to give you the most bang for your buck. You can’t invest if you can’t save. And investing isn’t as foreign or scary as it sounds. Most everybody can afford to invest, even a little makes a big difference. And as time goes on and you learn more, you may find the greatest investment is knowledge for yourself.

There are some great tools online to help you start. Don’t be afraid to start at the very basics. You don’t need to get complex! What you are looking for is to gain some quality insights and practical advice that you could apply to your everyday life.

But I’ve found the best way is to ask your friends and family you look up to for help. They may of had a head start and can give you tips on how they got started and what they’ve learned so far. Learn from their mistakes! Haha.