Budgeting: It’s GPS for Your Money

Finding your way through your financial life requires a good navigation system. Just like with any journey, you have to make the time to sit down and plot your route. Then you have to check it periodically to be sure you haven’t veered off track.

Learn more about creating a budget at studentaid.gov/budget

Keep Your Expenses in Sync with Your Resources

How are you going to get enough money to pay all your BU expenses? What are the best ways to ensure you make smart spending decisions along the way; decisions you won’t regret later? Making smart money decisions isn’t just about trying to spend less. It’s really about understanding and thinking carefully about the trade-offs. Spending more for certain things might be possible if you offset them by spending less on other things.

A successful plan looks to maximize your resources and minimize your expenses. Here are some tools and tips to get you started.