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Money on My Mind $100 Winner – Eric Contreras

Say, “hello” to one of our next runner-up winners in the Money on My Mind video contest! Eric Contreras from Texas A&M International University has won $100 for his video submission.

Over 130 video submissions were received from students across the country telling us about the #1 money management challenge they face while trying to balance school and non-academic life. Post a comment about how this video relates to your own experiences and you will be entered for a chance to win a $20 gift card*! More winning videos will be posted each week, giving you more chances to comment and win.The grand prize winner will be announced on December 6, so be sure to visit One For Your Money often or sign up for our RSS feed to stay in the loop!

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Posted on November 1, 2011 at 9:05 am 5 comments

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  1. cheetah90 Says:
    November 1, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    I agree with you. I don’t have time to go to the bank, so I check my account online when I can. I also look a prices and try to find the best deals.

  2. ReddVision Says:
    November 3, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    I like how real you are; as a person, I feel like I could meet you next door or in the next hall. And I totally agree. Prioritizing is hard for me, and it still is. When I was a freshmen I had no idea, and now as a sophomore I’m getting better. HigherOne’s monthly statements have helped me a bit on that. It’s interesting, how when you have money, you feel like you should spend it, but then again you really don’t know what to buy it on. I can relate with that. I think if you don’t know what to spend money on, just keep it in your account.

  3. surfpearce Says:
    November 10, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Thanks for your practical video about how having the online account saves time while in college. I didn’t use the online usage enough when I was an undergraduate. I wish I would have because it would have helped me later on down the road to establish good spending habits that I still do not have right now. I have to say that these videos help me to really visualize how HigherOne can help with money management while in college.

  4. dhpriscilla Says:
    November 11, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    I agree, since becoming excepted into the dental hygiene program I have had to prioritize my funds. From gas money to purchasing supplies for dental hygiene the excess funds go to groceries. I have got into the habit of cooking at home as much as possible to save funds. I also set a goal if I do really well on an exam I am allowed to reward myself.

  5. dw4414 Says:
    December 2, 2011 at 9:59 am

    Eric’s video is so similar to how i feel about managing money. I’m a college student as well and it’s hard to save and manage your money with so many things out here. It takes discipline to prioritize and separate your needs from your wants. Necessities should always be at the top of your list, everything else should be secondary. With an online bank account, it becomes so much more convenient to help check and keep track of your spending. That’s very critical for money management. I know personally that if i didn’t have a bank account, i would just spend and spend away. As long as you prioritize, organize, and be responsible like Eric said, you’ll become better each day at managing your money.

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