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The school of life
It takes vision, commitment, self-discipline, and a whole lot of studying to get a college degree…but unfortunately, it often comes with serious financial struggles, as well. You don’t have to be a math major to know that paying for an education—and everything that goes with it—is a challenge. Establish yourself in the profession of your choosing without chaining yourself to a lifetime of debt by learning to manage money.
How to Use YNAB to Budget as a College Student
College is your official introduction to Adulthood 101. Level up by learning how to budget as a college student with your free year of YNAB.
Money and Mental Health in College Students
The connection between money and mental health in college students is a significant one. Learn how financial wellness benefits mental health.
College Students and Money: 6 Things You Should Know
College students and money can be a risky combination. Making smart financial decisions early on can set you up for a lifetime of success.
13 Things They Don't Teach You in School
While you learn a lot in college, it doesn't prepare you for everything. Here are 13 important things they didn't teach you in school.
Can I Use Student Loans for Living Expenses?
You might be wondering "Can I use my student loans for living expenses?" The short answer is yes. But here's why you shouldn't.
7 Common Student Loan Mistakes
Student loans are a fact of life for many college grads these days and student loan mistakes are oh-so-easy to make. Learn how to avoid them!
Free Subscription for College Students
Yep, you read that right. Any – wait, every – college or graduate student is entitled to a free subscription of YNAB for one year. Why?
How Do Student Loans Work?
"How do student loans work" doesn't always have an easy answer. Learn all about the ins and outs and risks and rewards of student loans.
How to Pay Off 100k+ in Student Loans
Mitchel had over 100K in student loans and it made him sick to his stomach. After a very brief moment of wallowing, he got to work.
See My Budget: I’m a Student
See how this soon-to-be college student plans out college expenses to stay financially stable. See a real budget!
The Best Budgeting App for College Students
What’s the best budgeting app for college students? The answer is...whichever one you’ll stick with. Try YNAB free for a year to find out!
How to Manage Money in College: 10 Tips
How should you manage money in college when you're a student? Here are ten tips to make your little pile of cash go farther.
The Most Honest Account of $80K in Student Loan Debt You'll Hear
Well after 20 years, I paid off all my student loans. It wasn’t easy, but I made every payment on time. I couldn't have done it without YNAB.
9 Things Every Graduating Senior Needs to Hear About Money
Are you a recent college grad or about to graduate? We've got nine things you need to know about managing money that no one ever tells you.
See How This 23-Year-Old is Rocking His Finances
We first published Alex Hatzenbuhler’s story in 2016. It's a story that every 23-year-old needs to read. (Heck, it's a story most people twice that age should read!) So here it is, again.
3 College Scholarship Myths That Will Save You Money
Student loans have become the status quo, but you don't have to accept that debt one of many hoops you have to jump through to get a degree.
College Students: Don’t Give In To Debt
College isn’t a free pass to be dumb with money. Figure out how to make the most of your money while you still have limited responsibilities.
How To Get Through College Debt-Free
Today, I’m mostly talking to you, college students and parents: You can get through college debt-free. Here's how I did it.
Budgeting With An Irregular Income
When budgeting with an irregular income, you will always start with the same question: What does this money have to do before I’m paid again?
YNAB is Now Free for College Students
If you’re a college student, we’ll let you use YNAB for free for a whole year — so you can start your next chapter in control of your money.
The One Piece of Financial Advice I'd Give 18 Year-Old Me
Kate and I have a young family member who’s considering her next major steps in life. Over dinner on Saturday night I told Kate about my plans to sit this family member down and lecture her at great length about how to not commit the financial felonies that pockmark my adulthood.
Is College Worth the Cost? I Crunched the Numbers
Let’s talk about funding our children’s education. The other day I said I’ll be putting college savings for my kids on the back burner, prioritizing debt elimination and retirement savings instead. Commenters split their feelings pretty evenly.