As your college student heads off this fall, it’s important to make sure you give them a send off that’ll promise them financial success and stability in their futures. Here are a few financial tips for the parents of new college students.

  1. Fund a Roth IRA. This is a fantastic way for a student to grow their money while also remaining tax-free, as long as they have some sort of earned income.
  2. Open a credit card. Having your child open a credit card (preferably one with a low limit) will help them kickstart their credit score in a positive way early on. If you want, you can pay off their debts for them as well until they’re able to take care of it on their own.

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