"Hey, wanna go grab some take-out?" That's something you might hear a lot in college, and it's always going to be tempting. But can you afford it? If you have an endless stream of income, you can probably afford it every time. But for the rest of us, this is where a budget is a necessity.
This section will help you answer the following questions:
- Manage Your Finances
- Make Today's Decisions
- Prepare for Your Future
- Save Money At Duke
- Request a Workshop
Protect your credit. Eventually you will probably want to borrow money for a car or a home, and you'll minimize your interest rate by maintaining pristine credit. So make yourself a credit card company's worst customer: pay your bills on time and never carry a balance.
- Practical Personal Finances for Grad Students
- Smart Money resource library*
- Duke Libraries
- You need a budget
- Budgeting in College