I knew nothing about managing money in college.
Even though I was a finance major, I was horrible at actually managing money.
How about unnecessary student loan debt, 2 credit cards nearly maxed out, and literally nothing in my savings account even though I had two part-time jobs and National Guard money coming in each month. (I share many of early money struggles in my book, Soldier of Finance)
Yes, that horrible.
I can’t go back in time and make it right. Trust me, there’s many times I wish I could.
What I can do is make sure that other college bound kids don’t make the same mistake, especially my own kids!
Whether you have a senior in high school eager for his independence or a college sophomore that is struggling with his finances, there’s no better time than the present to teach your teens the financial lessons that will serve them well past college graduation.