America Saves Blog
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by Gail Cunningham, Media Relations, National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC)
People often ask me how they can tell if they’re in debt. My standard answer is, “If it feels like it, you probably are.” Simply posing the question proves that you’re concerned.
If you aren’t on the @AmericaSaves Twitter bandwagon, it’s possible that you missed out on some great tweets this week! ICYMI, we want to share with you the top five pieces that highlight important topics for savers and partners alike.
By Brendan Coughlin, Head of Education and Auto Finance, Citizens Financial Group
According to a new study by Citizens Financial Group, only 55 percent of parents with children in college have a plan in place to pay for and manage their children’s college debt. Considering ninety-four percent of both parents and college students are concerned about the rising cost of college, not having a payment plan is a major cause for concern.
By Jennifer Hunter, Ph.D., University of Kentucky Family Finance Extension Specialist
Do you have a son or daughter who is college bound this fall? Prior to heading off to college, it is important that students have a basic understanding of money management skills.
For many students, college may be the first time they have been responsible for managing their own money. Even if mom and dad are paying all of the bills, they will not be around to help their child make everyday spending decisions.