$tart with Change is a student-oriented financial website and online community dedicated to helping students learn money management and budgeting skills. $tart with Change is designed to give you the information, advice, tools and resources you need to be a smarter money manager, and to help you make better, more informed financial decisions.
Source: Money Matters on Campus, 2015
Handling your own finances for the first time can be a little scary, and learning about money management can be intimidating. But even if you don’t know what you’re doing or have fallen into some bad habits, we’re here to help. The time to start making changes is now—because even small changes can make a big difference.
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Stress over anticipated student debt continues to grow as students remain underprepared to manage it. It is more important than ever for college students to be equipped with the knowledge, perspectives, skills and habits to successfully navigate the fiscal burdens that stand in the way of their financial independence.
I have started to become more conscientious of my money and I have planned to save some. It feels good to know that I'll have a little for a rainy day and those unexpected events in life!
I took a look over my spending habits, and I realize I spend way too much on dining out. However, buying groceries and paying bills were next on the list. I learned from $tart with Change that I should limit my dining expenses and curb what I’ve been spending at the grocery store. $tart with Change gave me some useful tools I plan to utilize. Thank you.
Living within your means can definitely promote a healthy lifestyle. In addition, having minimal or no debt can create more opportunities to invest your money and watch it grow.
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