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  • Fall In Love With Your Finances!

    Make an individual appointment with a member of our team to discuss your financial questions and concerns. Visit the Contact US page on our website to access our appointment calendar!

  • What is Personal Finance @ Duke?

    Welcome to our website! Personal Finance @ Duke is a program designed for the Duke community to feel empowered to make informed financial decisions today and prepared for the financial responsibilities of tomorrow. 

Your Money. Your Choices.

Your Future.

Financial Topics

Budgeting

Savings

Credit

Taxes

Privacy & Security

Banking

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Not sure where to start on your Personal Finance journey? We've got your roadmap!

We all have different expereinces with money and our backgrounds truly are personal...so how do you know what the right path is for you? Personal Finance @ Duke is here to help you navigate the roads of money management. 

Where will your personal finance journey take you? Start here: 

  • Know your Money Habitudes- Similiar to Myers-Briggs or the "Which type of bread are you?" Buzzfeed quizzes, this assessment will reveal to you the attitudes and habits you posess related to money management. Make an individual appointment with our office to discover yours! 

  • Articulate your financial goals- Getting started is easier when you know where you want to go. Is your goal to graduate debt free from Duke? Or to retire from your career before age 50? Defining what it is you want out of your finances can help guide your financial decision making process moving forward.

  • Find your support system- Even the best road trips can go south if you have the wrong passengers. We all know the importance of having a good naviagtor beside us when traveling and the same can be said about the people you have alongside of your personal finance journey. Reflect on the people you spend the most amount of time with: are they helping you stay on the path towards financial wellness or have they cause a detour or two leaving you more lost than when you started? 

  • Keep at it!- Financial well-being won't be acheived in a day and it can be easy to get discouraged. Focus on one or two small, manageable changes you can make and let that motivate you to keep going! 

Tips and tricks

  • Passwords

    Use complex passwords.  The Duke community can download LastPass  for free from the Office of  Information Technology's website.

  • Start Young

    Start saving and investing young to take advantage of the awesome power of compound interest.

  • How is your Self Control?

    If you are prone to spontaneous spending, consider keeping your credit card in a safe place instead of carrying it with you.

  • Cup of Joe

    Make your own coffee at home.  If you spend just $3.50 every workday for your latte or cappuccino, you're losing over a thousand dollars per year.

  • Tips are Taxable

    Tips are subject to federal income, Social Security, and Medicare taxes.

  • It's Not Income

    Don’t think of credit cards as another source of income!

  • Stop Unwanted Solicitations

    Opt out of credit card solicitations here.

  • Buying Online

    Many credit card companies offer virtual account numbers that increase the security of online purchases because they are good with only one merchant for only one month.

  • Prompt reporting can save you

    If you do not report fraudulent bank account activity within 60 days of the statement where it appears, the entire loss will fall on you.