08/14/2012 (press release: Onsharp) // West Fargo, ND, USA // Joe Larson
Parents, the first day of college is just around the corner. Is your freshman ready for the financial responsibility of living on their own without help? Family Life Credit Services offers resources for parents and students to plan for the future and budget for today.
Students that know where they are attending college will greatly benefit from the College Savings Calculator. Many parents have set aside funding for college educations, but many don’t really know what it will cost. Family Life Credit services has created an online tool that allows users to add in yearly tuition, years spent in college, amount saved, and other information to calculate a realistic total needed to fund a college education at a specific University.
Another resource for college students is the budget planning guide and worksheet. This may be the most financially independent a student has ever been, so it is important to teach budgeting. The budgeting resource help students realize how to spend money responsibly and live within their means.
Mom and dad, it is tough to say good-bye, but these free, online resources can help lessen the worries about the financial success of new college students. Send them to school with the financial knowledge to succeed independently.
Family Life Credit Services is an organization of Christian credit counselors who provide confidential biblical Christian debt counseling help for individuals and families who have found themselves in financial crisis. We strive to help others achieve their personal, spiritual, and financial goals. For more information about Family Life Credit Services, please visit www.familylifecredit.org or call toll free at (800) 747-9307