My Finance Academy

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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Should You Pay Down Debt or Save Your Money?

Saving and managing your debt are both integral to your financial health. Here are some factors to consider so you can balance these responsibilities with confidence.

4 min read


What is Credit and Why is it Important: A Beginner's Guide to Credit

Good credit can work in your favor, whether you are applying for a loan or credit card, looking to move or getting a job. Bad credit can hold you back. Here’s what you need to know.

4 min read


15 Ways to Make Money in College

If you sometimes find yourself short of cash, you’re not alone. The good news is that there are plenty of ways for students to make money while they’re in college. We’ve compiled 15 of them here.

3 min read


Investment Strategies by Age: How Your Asset Allocation Evolves

How you invest your retirement savings depends in large part on where you are in your life. Here are some tips to keep in mind as you adapt your investment strategy.

4 min read


What Are NFTs and How Do They Work?

Some NFT buyers view them as collectibles that capture a cultural moment in time. Others consider them an investment for potentially building wealth.

3 min read


Winter Break Opportunities for College Students

Winter break can be a great time for college students to rejuvenate and plan for the future. Here are some tips for making the most of your time off.

3 min read

For Parents


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


6 Financial Steps to Take Before Deploying

A few easy steps before you deploy can help take the uncertainty out of the state of your finances.

1 min read


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.

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

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

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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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