"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
Pay credit card bills on time. Companies get rich by charging late fees, sometimes as much as $50 per month. And do not go over your credit limit—that provides just one more opportunity for your credit card company to profit from your poor judgment.
- Practical Personal Finances for Grad Students
- Smart Money resource library*
- Duke Libraries
- You need a budget
- Budgeting in College