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So your kid is off to college and about to get a taste of real world of budgeting, time management, and adulting. Are they ready?

One of the biggest stressors and eye-openers for college students is managing money. To help ease that stress, here’s a “syllabus” of everything they should be aware of:

  1. Know when tuition bills are due
  2. Monitor accounts with mobile alerts
  3. Be aware of frauds and scams
  4. Be a smart shopper
  5. Have a spending plan

Andy Mattingly of FORUM Credit Union goes into more detail to help you help them! WATCH:

FORUM’s primary mission can be summed up in one simple, yet sincere statement: Helping Members Live Their Financial Dreams. This statement is most clearly reflected through our employees who are attentive to our members’ needs at every level and in every department. Voted one of 2017’s Best Places to Work in Indiana, FORUM is dedicated to enriching the lives of our employees so we can in turn enrich the lives of our members. FORUM also endeavors to create products and services that help members achieve their goals in all aspects of their financial lives.


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