Ask the Professors: What is the Hardest Thing about Personal Finance for Students?

Understanding personal finance is something that many people are still trying to master with each…

Georgia (Sep 30, 2014) — Understanding personal finance is something that many people are still trying to master with each passing year, so when you’re a student personal finance can seem like a lot to handle at first. Whether you’re still in school or still trying to improve your finances, getting all of the advice you can get as soon as possible can help save you a lot of headache in the long run. After all, personal finance is a marathon, not a race.

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We decided to talk with finance and business professors from different colleges and Universities across the country and asked them this question:

What would you say is the hardest thing about personal finance for your students? What advice do you give them?

Victor Wakeling, Professor of Economics, Finance & Quantitative Analysis at Kennesaw State University. 

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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu

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