Make This the Year for Good Financial Decisions

The beginning of the school year is a great time to reevaluate (or create) your budget, or spending plan, that strikes a balance between the money you earn and the money you spend.

It might not sound like the most exciting activity, but a good spending plan will put your finances on track for your future, with room to enjoy the fun aspects of college life as well. Without sticking to a spending plan, you could find yourself living beyond your means and faced with a mountain of debt.

Creating a budget based on your income and expenses is not difficult. Learn more about how to establish and stick to a budget by visiting

What Is SALT?
SALT(TM) was created by American Student Assistance (ASA), a nonprofit organization, to help Parkland students like you become more financially savvy. This program rewards you for making smart money decisions, and we’re providing all of its services to you—including your membership as a gift—free of charge!

If you haven’t created your SALT account yet, visit to sign up today!

[Dawn Good is a financial aid advisor in Parkland’s Financial Aid and Veteran Services office.]

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