Money Management

This all starts with knowing what resources you have and where is it is being spent. Make good decisions and take action proactively regarding your financial situation!

  • Always check your credit history (Online credit check — Equifax)
  • Make a budget and try to stick to it
  • Always plan for an emergency-budget in money for repairs, extra costs, and other unexpected expenses (medical/dental)
  • In over your head? Consider credit counseling. Here are some helpful websites:

When in doubt, speak with a financial aid advisor.

Budgeting Tips

Discounts & Savings

Awards — Search Engines

Books and other resources

  • Debt Free Graduate by Murray Baker (Money$marts Publishing, 1996, 2008 ed.)
  • Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki (1997, 1998 ed.)
  • The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom by Suze Orman (Three Rivers Press, 1996, 2006 ed.)
  • 50 Simple Things you can do to Improve your Personal Finances by Ilyce R. Glink (Three Rivers Press, 2001)
  • Personal Finance for Canadians for Dummies by Eric Tyson and Tony Martin (Wylie, 2001)
  • The Everything Get of Debt Book by Cheryl Kimball and Faye Kathryn Doria (Adams Media, 2002)
  • The Ms. Spent Money Guide by Deborah Knuckey (John Wiley & Sons Inc , 2001)
  • The Wealthy Barber by David Chilton (Financial Awareness Corp. 1989.)