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Tips for Managing Your Money

  • Check your account balances often, including your FLASHcash
  • PNC is Kent State's banking service provider. 
  • Be aware it’s more tempting to buy things you don’t need when shopping with friends. Consider a return trip for a purchase to allow yourself time to consider whether it is an item you truly need.
  • Try to avoid using credit cards. Credit card debt can be difficult to dig out of.
  • Learn More about CashCourse
  • Sign up to be a member of for access to easy to use financial tools, including various financial calculators to help you manage your financial well-being while at Kent State and beyond.  
  • Rely on for valuable information about ways to pay for your education.
  • Use the Budget Wizard on to manage your finances daily/monthly to ensure you stay in good financial health.
  • Check out the videos below with their focus on budget basics, saving money and investing in your future, courtesy of the Bursar’s Office.
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