Student's Guide to Money
A guide to help you become the master of your financial situation
What’s money got to do with your education (besides the obvious)?
You're here at PCC to make your life better, right? You have big dreams and you have the motivation to reach those dreams. Which is awesome … but here's the thing: no matter what degree you get, if you make careless decisions with your money while you’re in school, you're never going to get to your happy place. Money trouble is one of the biggest reasons students struggle in college. It’s hard to concentrate on course work when you are hungry, or you’re worried about being evicted!
It’s money skills, not just money, that makes you rich!
I'm sure you've known people who make a decent income but never seem to have a dime to their name. And have you also known people who have modest incomes but seem to be able to afford vacations when they want them, health care when they need it, and even have some left over to save? The difference between these two examples is that some people have money skills and others don't.
A good education + money skills = win
You already know that getting an education is your best chance of earning more money. But remember it's not just how much money you make, but what you do with it that counts. Your education and your money skills are going to work hand-in-hand to make you the successful person you want to be.