College students around the state are preparing to head back to campus as the fall semester approaches. KARK wanted to know how students can better manage their money during college.
Financial expert Dr. Laura Connerly conducted an informal survey to find out what people considered to be the most important money managing tips for college students.
Some of the top suggestions were:
- Plan expenses
- Limit eating out
- Avoid ATM fees
- Use credit wisely
- Finish college quickly
College is often the first time for many young adults to manage finances on their own. Simple skills such as these can help students avoid costly mistakes.