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What is the Best Financial Advice You’ve Received? 10 Students Share What They’ve Learned

Aug 10, 2021 | By: Erica Arvanitis
Categories: Blog, For Students, For College Students, For High School Students
10 Students Share Financial Advice They’ve Received

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The opportunity to learn financial lessons are all around us. Whether it’s advice on how to keep track of your monthly spending, budgeting for future purchases, or even how to file your taxes, learning from someone with experience managing finances on their own can be very helpful in forging your own financial path. 

For our 50 Days of $1,000 Scholarships Giveaway on Instagram,  hundreds of students shared the best financial advice they’ve received from a mentor, teacher, or parent/guardian and how it’s helped shape their experience in managing their own money. Here are our top ten favorites: 

 

WHEN IT COMES TO CREDIT & BANKING…

 

Keep up with your credit. 

10 Students Share Financial Advice They’ve Received

 

 

Stick with your credit union. 

10 Students Share Financial Advice They’ve Received

 

 

Download apps.

10 Students Share Financial Advice They’ve Received

 

 

WHEN IT COMES TO SAVING MONEY & BUDGETING…

 

Go thrifting. 

10 Students Share Financial Advice They’ve Received

 

 

Save through your paycheck. 

10 Students Share Financial Advice They’ve Received

 

 

Don’t compare. 

10 Students Share Financial Advice They’ve Received

 

 

Save most, but not all. 

10 Students Share Financial Advice They’ve Received

 

 

WHEN IT COMES TO SCHOLARSHIPS… 

 

 

Apply for scholarships. 

10 Students Share Financial Advice They’ve Received

 

 

Use your resources. 

10 Students Share Financial Advice They’ve Received

 

 

Make time for applying. 

10 Students Share Financial Advice They’ve Received

 

 

Don’t forget, Ascent also awards over $80,000 in scholarships every year. Stay updated on when new scholarships launch every month by following us on Instagram or keeping up with our scholarships here.

Looking to learn more about managing your money? Head to our financial wellness page for more tips and resources.

 

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