Finance Tips & Resources to Help Students Manage Their Money


The more you know about money, the better you position yourself to reach your financial goals, not just for today but for life. PNC My Finance Academy provides information, insights and ideas that may help as you work toward building healthy financial habits for high school, college and beyond. My Finance Academy is here for you with videos, podcasts, articles and other tools to help you build your financial knowledge and confidence.


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For College Students


A College Student's Guide for Protecting Against Identity Theft

College is a time for learning and for new experiences; don’t let identity theft be one of them! Take the time to ensure you’re protecting yourself and your information.

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How to Negotiate Your Starting Salary

People who find financial success at work tend to be good negotiators. Start building your own negotiating skills with your very first entry-level job offer.

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7 Steps to Living a Richer Life After College

Featuring Tiffany Aliche, The Budgetnista

46:00 min video

For High School Students


Choosing a College You Can Afford

When deciding which college or university you’d like to attend, be sure to factor in its cost. These tips may help you zero in on the best college for your budget — and your future.

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How to Apply for a Scholarship

To earn a scholarship, it’s important to know where to look and what to look for, and then give that application your best shot! These tips may help.

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For Parents


How to Start Saving for Your Kid's College Tuition

It’s never too soon to start saving for college for your child. Here’s what to consider and how to get started.

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A Guide to Teaching Kids About Money

The earlier you start to teach children about money, the easier it will be for them to build positive financial habits that will serve them throughout their lives.

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