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IDentity Series: Financial Literacy

By Farnoosh Torabi

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Aug 30, 2011

Description

Financial Literacy addresses the most critical financial issues facing students and more importantly, how to manage them. It offers helpful information and practical advice to guide students to make better financial choices. From student loans to credit cards and budgeting, the author speaks directly to students and encourages them to think and act proactively about their finances. This makes it easy to start healthy conversations and provide problem-solving lessons around money. Torabi understands how to effectively communicate on money and financial responsibility grounded in years of experience working with college students.

 

Infuse student success into any program with our “IDentity” Series booklets.  Written by national subject matter experts, the material contains strategies and activities for immediate application.  If you like this IDentity Series: Financial Literacy, you will love the other options available:  Financial Responsibility (Clearpoint Financial), Now You’re Thinking about College (Judy Chartrand et.al.), Now You’re Thinking about Your Career (Judy Chartrand et.al.), and Ownership (Megan Stone).

Table of Contents

Farnoosh’s Letter 

Introduction

 

Chapter 1 Obtaining Credit

·        Credit Cards on Campus: A Modern History   

·        Credit Cards: Ready, Set, Go. 

·        Choosing the Best Credit Card

Chapter 2 Your Financial Identity    

Your Credit Report

Your Credit Score

·        Boost Your Score

·        Credit FAQs

·        Protect Your Identity

Chapter 3 Smart Banking

Picking the Best Bank  

Bank With Awareness 

Chapter 4 Budgeting and Saving

·        Establishing a Budget

·        Your Student ID

·        Money Saving Apps

·        Protect Your Money

Chapter 5 Navigating Financial Aid

·        Private Versus Public

·        Postponing Student Loan Repayment   

·        Repaying Student Loans

·        Finish in Four Years

·        Avoid Financing College With Credit

·        Make Money in College

Chapter 6 Beyond Graduation

·        The Anatomy of a Real World Budget

·        Living With Family

·        Securing Health Care

Chapter 7 Resources

 

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