FINANCE

It’s important to manage your resources well no matter how scarce they are!

The cost of college can come as a big shock for students and parents alike and it will vary from year to year. It’s important to manage your resources well no matter how scarce they are! There are many temptations and the food budget can often be diverted into the socialising budget!

Getting the balance right to stay healthy and safe is certainly a big challenge. Remember that a budget is a plan – a list of money coming in and a list of money you need to pay out – the trick is in sticking to it! You’ll probably find you will make many attempts before you get it right but practice makes perfect.

If you don’t have a bank account then it’s a good idea to set one up as soon as you can. There is a bank on campus and several other banks close to the college.

If you need any more help then check out http://www.nca.ie/nca/going-to-college

Money Advice and Budgeting Service (MABS)
MABS offers advice to people in financial difficulties. They have offices in Galway and offer information through their website.
Visit mabs.ie

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