Part of a series on young people and financial literacyFor many high school and college seniors, graduation is a time of new beginnings and harsh realities. Their thoughts are turning to money — for tuition, rent, and credit card bills.
College is a time for new experiences – students are free from parents, able to meet people from around the world and there are also the parties! For many young people college is also an opportunity for sexual experimentation.
Kate Murray, 24, and Hafsa Arain, 23, met their freshman year at DePaul University. Together they navigated dorm life and built a close friendship, starting when Murray planned a trek through the Loop to explore their new surroundings.
The recent disappearance of freshman Toni Keller in the rural college campus of Northern Illinois University has created considerable anxiety for her parents, fellow students and school officials. Despite some high profile crimes, university campuses are thought to be relatively safe havens.
Twelve financial blogs are collaborating on a project they call "12 Things Every Teenager Needs to Know About Money (And How to Teach Them)." Sure, teenagers and college kids root around on the Internet all the time, but‚ how often are they Tweeting and how often are they seeking monetary advice?