Social media accounts help students stay informed about finances

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With busy schedules, it is difficult for students to go out of their way to learn and stay on top of personal finance. One thing students can’t get enough of is social media. So here are five accounts you can follow on Facebook and Twitter that might entice you to learn more about how you can budget, save and efficiently spend your money:

Powercat Financial Counseling (Facebook only)

If you’re looking for a place to start learning about how you can budget during college, repay your student loans or even how to transition from college life to a professional life, look no farther than K-State’s own financial counseling services – Powercat Financial Counseling. With a good mix of original, blog-like content specific to K-State and curated content from other sources that apply to all students, Powercat Financial Counseling is a must-follow account for any student at K-State wanting to be more financially educated.

SALT (Facebook and Twitter): @SALT_Money

SALT is a non-profit backed online program that allows you to manage your student loans. The online program is available to all K-State students and alumni through Powercat Financial Counseling but their social media is also a useful resource. Ranging from quick and easy tips to save money and personal finance news to scholarship offers, SALT’s social media accounts keep you updated on everything personal finance.

Wise Bread (Facebook and Twitter): @WiseBread

Wise Bread’s motto is “live large on a small budget,” according to their website. It’s a community of bloggers and contributing writers form a constant stream of tips and tricks for frugal living. Since living on a budget is something college students are all too familiar with, following them on social media can result in some great day-to-day tips to shave dollars off your expenses.

Kiplinger (Facebook and Twitter): @Kiplinger

Kiplinger is a website, magazine and software company dedicated to providing personal financial advice and business forecasts. Many of their posts are targeted towards young adults who have at least some understanding of personal finance and some of the terminology. Their posts vary from how to get the best value for your appliances to preparing for retirement. While it might not be something that students are thinking about in the short term, there is always value to maintaining a long-term perspective on your finances and Kiplinger’s posts on your social media stream will serve as just that.

Mint.com (Facebook & Twitter): @mint

Mint.com is a budgeting tool that has a great social media presence when it comes to educating laymen about personal finance. The advice from their blog that is pushed through social media, is a rich combination of topical and relevant issues such as “ways to save money this fall,” budgeting and saving. This information is all written to simplify the complex world of finances for beginners.

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