You’re starting to earn money and have more independence—yay!
SmartyPig’s free online piggy bank can help you manage and save for your goals.
We’ve put together our top tips to help you manage your money after graduation. Below you can test your financial knowledge by taking our Money Smarts Quiz and put together a realistic budget with our interactive budgeting tool. Think of it as Real World 101.
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See How your budget measures up
A budget tracks the money you make compared to what you spend. Creating a budget will help ensure you have enough money to pay for things you need.
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Then plug your numbers into this simple equation.
Income (allowance, earnings, gifts)
Money to save and spend