Want to learn how you can pay for college?
How can youth learn to obtain the funds they really want? Money Management programs can teach youth how to earn, save and invest all of their money.
Knowing how to handle money will have a lasting impact on youth and their future. It can be the difference between:
- Having $1,000 and $1,000,000
- A future of debt of a future of profit
- The panic of living paycheck to paycheck or realization of your dreams and goals
Learning the basics of personal finance as a youth is a positive step toward a successful financial future. The resources below offer information, activities, tools and an opportunity to engage in the learning process.
Michigan 4-H Career Exploration and Workforce Preparation Team
February 4, 2016 | Kathy Jamieson | Learn how to stretch your dollars to include savings during America Saves Week, Feb. 22-27, 2016.
February 4, 2016 | Kathy Jamieson | The first step in gaining financial control is analyzing your situation. Get started by taking these free assessments.
February 4, 2016 | Janice Zerbe | What you need to know about the different ways to pay for higher education, including work studies, student loans, grants and scholarships.
January 27, 2016 | Janice Zerbe | When filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), whose information do you use if your parents are divorced or separated?
January 7, 2016 | Thomas Long | How can you keep from getting into massive college debt? What benefits are there to saving now for future education, and what benefits does the 529 plan have for you?
December 21, 2015 | Kathy Jamieson | New for 2016: FSA ID is now required to submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
December 17, 2015 | Beverly Przystas | Now is the time to start thinking about being smarter with your money. Don’t wait until April to start planning activities for Money Smart Week in 2016.
December 15, 2015 | Barbara Duvall | Young workers may want to invest in my Retirement Account or “myRA,” a retirement savings options for workers who do not have a retirement plan.
December 14, 2015 | Thomas Long | Starting to save when you are young can bring a bright future. Talk to teens now about retirement and saving.
November 25, 2015 | Laurie Rivetto | A multi-faceted approach to financial education provides the best impact for youth.