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Student Success and Survival Guide: Personal Finance

Books & Ebooks

Managing your Money (Financial Literacy)

What is Financial Literacy?

Financial Literacy is a set of skills and abilities to better manage money and finances. 


Credit, loans, debt, and more

Budgeting, bank accounts, saving, credit cards, and more

Make a Budget (worksheet)


Dave Ramsey Articles

Budget Like you Mean it 

Kick Debt to the Curb

Never Worry About Money Again

Avoid Payday Loans


Predatory Lending: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

How to Avoid Payday Loans

Payday Loans and Cash Advances

Grants, Loans, & Scholarships

CareerOneStop - Scholarship finder: Search more than 8,000 scholarships, fellowships, grants, and other financial aid award opportunities

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Paying for College

ECPI University Scholarships - Available scholarships and policies 

FAFSA - Use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form to apply for financial aid for college or graduate school.


Additional Resources

Budgeting Apps

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Saving Apps





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Tip Yourself

FDIC's How Money Smart Are You is a suite of 14 games and related resources about everyday financial topics. 

360 Degrees of Financial Literacy

Offers finance information and tools for different life stages and personal situations.


Covers the five key money topics and provides resources for them: earn, save and invest, protect, spend, and borrow.

Smart About Money

Provides online resources, calculators, and other information and tools on a wide range of financial topics.