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Understanding Finances

This category has information on mentor/mentee conversations about money, along with resources about payment plans, budgeting, and financial management.

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 Making a Budget: Learning the Basics
Have you ever gotten to the end of the month, only to realize that you had less money than you thought you had? Ever bought something on impulse, and then realized that it may not have been the smartest decision? Ever worried about money, without ev...
Talking to your mentor about budgeting
Managing your money (especially when you don't have a lot) is stressful! Your mentor may not have gone through the exact same experience as you, but they may have valuable knowledge when it comes to managing their money.   Her e are some q...
Talking about money
It's not always easy to talk about money, but it's an important conversation to have!  Here are some ideas for questions or conversations starters you can use to talk to your mentee about money, budgeting, and payment plans.  You...
Making a Budget: Getting Started
To make a budget, you need to analyze your income and expenses .  First, record all of your income. Your income might come from things like:  Salary/wages  Free money: grants and scholarships or gifts  loans  You ...
Filing Taxes
Filing taxes can be overwhelming, but if you file taxes, chances are that you will get money back! Read on to learn more about if you should file, and how you should do it.   Should you file taxes?   You only have to file taxes if y...