“I am a rising junior in college and decided to take out loans to cover all my costs so I could graduate with money in the bank. My tuition bill is minimal as I have a nearly full ride, but living is always expensive. With that said, I feel like my thousands sitting in the bank could be doing work for me instead of collecting dust till the day I graduate. I have been researching how I could best invest my money so I have immediate access to it if needed, but still do better than a mere savings account. There seems to be a lot of mixed advice and some obvious scams out there. So I ask Slashdot, what is the best plan for a college student to do with his money?”
Of all places to ask a question like this, why on a tech oriented website? I don’t ask computer advice from a financial planner.
Some of the comments surprised me with suggestions of frugality, as I assumed the audience was a tech-savvy gadget-hungry kind of people. There’s a lot of good advice, but then there’s also a lot of bad advice.
What would your advice to this kid be?