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My Finance Academy: Insights

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.


For Students

Budgeting

Master Your Money: Tips from Tiffany Aliche, The Budgetnista

Whether you’re looking to build lifelong wealth or pay this month’s cell phone bill, Tiffany Aliche, author of “Get Good with Money,” has valuable advice to share.

64:10 min video

Personal Finance

Holiday Shopping Hacks for Students While Keeping a Budget

You don’t have to break the bank to give great holiday gifts this year. Start early, have a plan and follow these tips for smart shopping.

3 min read

Protect

Types of Common Scams and How to Protect Yourself from Fraud

Schemes to steal people’s money and personal information are on the rise. Know what common scams to look for and how to avoid being defrauded.

4 min read

Savings Strategies

The First Year of College: Budgeting for Students

Learning how to budget as a college student can help you manage your money wisely throughout college and beyond. Take a few minutes now to see how easy it can be to get your money on track.

2 min read

Tips for Protecting Your Finances and Reputation from Identity Theft

Identity theft can complicate your finances and ruin the credit you’ve worked so hard to build. Learn more about how criminals can abuse your identity and what you can do to stop them in their tracks.

3 min read

Save

What Is Compound Interest and How Is It Calculated?

Compound interest can help savings grow faster or make borrowing more expensive. Understand what it is, how it’s calculated and how to use it to your advantage.

3 min read


For Parents

Invest

Beyond Saving: Teaching Children How to Invest

Whether your child is just starting junior high school or heading into the workforce, you have a remarkable opportunity to help them establish good investing habits early.

3 min read

Save

From Kindergarten to College: How to Plan for Your Child’s Education

Learn how to prepare for the future and save for your child’s education with these 4 tips.

3:38 min video

Invest

Making the Most of College Savings with a 529 Plan

Education is expensive and if you have children, the time to start planning for their future is now.

3:01 min video

Tools for Students & Parents

Knowing where your money stands can empower you to manage your money more wisely and feel confident about your financial well-being.

Set Savings Goals

Estimate college costs and set your savings goals using the College Savings Calculator.

Budget

Take control and track your expenses using the Student Budgeting Calculator. 

Plan for College

Explore options to help pay for a college education, from understanding costs and financial aid to grants, scholarships and college savings plans.

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