That said, the Denver Post Lifestyle page has a great feature today on financial advice for college freshman - and as we head into August and the minivans are packed, parents should consider having "the talk." That is the discussion about not digging a financial hole during their first step into adulthood. Among advice the Denver Post offers:
- Keep a budget and track your spending.
- Avoid using credit whenever you can, and seek out discounts, especially on those common college expenses like books, hoodies, and ... late night pizza.
- Drink water - for financial AND physical health.