Virtual Field Trip: College Student Budget

One aspect of college life that is the cause of stress and primary reason some students must drop out of college is MONEY.

This Field trip has you searching for some solutions.

Itinerary

Your itinerary for this field trip is come back with enough information to do two things:

1. Teach a group of first year college students what you think are the five most important tips for keeping financially sound.

2. Choose or design a budget worksheet that will work for you and make a budget for yourself for the semester.

I have listed some site that might be a good place to start or you may want to do a Google search using College Student Budget as your search.

 

Cash Course

http://cashcourse.org/mtsu

Wilmington Trust Budget Worksheet for College Students

http://financialplan.about.com/od/moneyandcollegestudents/l/blcollbudget.htm

College Student's Monthly Budget Calculator

http://www.csgnetwork.com/monthlybudgetcalc.html

 

Bankrate.com  Budgeting for the College Student

http://www.bankrate.com/brm/news/advice/19990714c.asp

13 tips from Forbes

http://www.forbes.com/home/personalfinance/2004/08/30/cx_sr_0830collegekids.html?partner=msnbc

Card Hub.com

http://www.cardhub.com/edu/financial-new-years-resolutions-2013/

 

 

Travel Journal

 In your Travel Journal you want to list the tips you plan to teach as well as the source for those tips.

Five Financial Tips to Teach to First Year Students

Tip 1

Source

Tip 2

Source

Tip 3

Source

Tip 4

Source

Tip 5

Source

Souvenir from trip: Budget Worksheet