Financial and Economic Literacy

Did you know that the average college student seeking a Bachelor’s degree graduates with nearly $3,000.00 in credit card debt and nearly $29,400.00 in student loan debt?

With college tuition and fees increasing every year, the ability to make sound financial decisions is just as important as doing well in your classes. Smart financial management is an everyday reality. Learning how to budget money, limit unnecessary spending, and how to choose the best credit card and bank account are all important steps in developing a strong financial future.

Saltmoney.org is a free resource that makes it simple for you to take control of your finances and student loans. Using a variety of interactive tools you will build your financial and economic literacy skills, learn to create a budget, and learn how to avoid unnecessary fees with banks and credit card companies.

The following Financial Literacy 101 Fact Sheets also offer helpful information.

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