CashCourse Money Makeover Challenge
Looking to revamp your finances? Check out the CashCourse 8-day Money Makeover challenge.
CashCourse students are challenged to complete a daily money management activity. At the end of the week, students will have a better understanding of their finances and a personalized monthly budget! Each day will cover a different topic and offer extra activities for those interested. Check out the challenges below and get started!
Where does your Money go?
Figure out how you are spending your money with our CashCourse calculator. This is a great first step in creating a budget!
Calculate how you spend your money
40 Money Management Tips
Is it a need or a want? Here's how to tell!
Video on Budgeting Basics
Day 2: Creating a monthly budget
Creating a budget helps you reach financial goals and keep track of your spending habits. Now that you know where your money is going, use our customized budget wizard to create a monthly plan!
Read these CashCourse tips on starting a budget!
Create a monthly budget!
Living paycheck to paycheck? Cut out unnecessary spending!
Saving Money while in College: It can be done!
What is the value of reducing, postponing or foregoing expenses?
Day 3: Saving
An emergency fund is a great safety net for unexpected expenses. Complete this worksheet to determine how much you should aim to save!
How much should be in your emergency fund?
Building an Emergency Fund
Start Saving—Pay yourself first!
CashCourse Video on Savings
Day 4: Credit
Understanding your credit score is a first step in empowering yourself financially. Complete these activities to get a better understanding of how it affects your life and what you can do!
The Smart Student’s Guide to Credit Reports
What’s your Credit Score IQ?
Get your free annual credit score at www.annualcreditreport.com!
How to get and keep a good credit score
Day 5: Investing
It is never too early to think about investing. Learn more to see if this option is for you!
Investing in your Future Video
The Smart Student’s Guide to Diversifying Investments
Saving or Investing: Which is better for you?
Day 6: Dealing with Debt
Student loan and credit card debt are common obstacles for college students. Learn strategies for beating credit card debt and know what to expect of your loans after graduation!
What would my loan payments be?
Get out of credit card debt right now!
Choosing the best repayment plan for you
Federal Student Loan Programs 101
What is the impact of making extra payments on my debt?
Day 7: Identity Theft
Identity theft is a real danger. Learn how to protect your private information and keep your finances guarded!
Top 10 Ways to Protect your Identity
How to Avoid Scams Targeting College Students
Recovering from Identity Theft
Day 8: Setting financial goals
Thanks for completing the CashCourse 8-Day Money Makeover! Setting saving goals is a great way to motivate yourself to manage your money. What do you want to save up for?
Set your own saving goals!
Budgeting for Life after College
4 Things to Consider when Buying a Home
Going Global: Paying for Study Abroad