Sam X Renick interviews Morningstar Director of Personal Finance, Christine Benz for SavingforCollege.com!
Sam X Renick: Do you have a favorite money memory or story from your college years?
Benz: It’s not a memory so much as a decision: I chose to work almost all of the way through college, first in the library and later in an art supply store. My parents paid for all of my school-related expenses, but I used my work income to pay for my extras—going-out money, concert tickets, or splurge-y clothes. (I still remember buying a pair of Guess jeans with my hard-earned money–$52!) I think I valued those extras more because… CONTINUE READING
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