BY JANE HURST
As a college student, you need to learn to live within your means to prevent getting into a cycle of debt. The key to financial success is keeping track of how you spend money. You need figure out how to create a budget and stick to that. These eight YouTube Finance Channels will help you manage your money throughout your college career and beyond.
Lee is also a college student, so his advice should hit home for you. He talks about everything from creating a workable budget to mastering proper grooming. Lee’s down-to-earth approach in advising you about budgeting and finances makes this channel both educational and entertaining to watch.
Wong has written books on finance and she offers quick, insightful suggestions for people trying to learn how to budget. Do you need to hire a tax pro? Wong will guide you through that. She also talks about a financial pyramid that will help you plan your budget. Also included is information about freelancing and money tips. If you want fast and good ideas, this is the channel for you.
Candice talks about how to pay off debt quickly, which is important if you will be dealing with student loans. She also offers good tips on financing and becoming an entrepreneur. Candice talks frankly about debt and how she managed to become debt free. Her sage words of wisdom will appeal to college students and help guide them in their college careers.
This channel, recommended by finance experts like Earn2Trade, offers tips on how to create, stick to, and travel on a budget. So if you’re hoping to go on an adventure over your summer break, this is the perfect place to learn how to save money for your pending trip.
LaTisha explains how to budget, both for personal finances and entrepreneurial ventures. She starts by talking about finding a skill and details the steps you’ll need to take to create your own business. Learning about creating both a personal budget as well as a business budget will certainly come in handy if you are planning to open your own business after college.
Sarah, whose videos offer tips and advice for budgeting, focuses on creating binders and notebooks. She also covers money-saving tips and offers a “questions and answers” section. So, if you are a student who thrives on being well-organized and could use a bit of help applying this to budgeting, this is the site for you.
Budget Girl has walked the walk when it comes to debt. She is now debt free and wants to show you how to become debt free, also. She offers monthly budget reports, milestones, and tips for saving money. If you are not in debt, use this site as a cautionary tale. Follow her advice and you will remain debt free.
Deacon Hays want to tell you how to keep your money. Hays has videos about earning extra money to help keep you out of debt. He talks about creating a budget fast and developing a financial game plan. His site is full of ideas and tips to keep your money where it belongs – in your wallet.
Whether you are an incoming freshman or a graduating senior, these YouTube channels will offer good tips and information on maintaining a budget and living debt free. Both of those life skills will serve you on your path to your new career after college.
Jane Hurst has been working in education for over 5 years as a teacher. She loves sharing her knowledge with students, is fascinated about edtech and loves reading, a lot. Follow Jane on Twitter.