NEW HAVEN, Conn., May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- "One For Your Money," the online community built by Higher One, Inc., has been listed as a "Top 10 Student Financial Literacy Resource on the Web" by cheapscholar.org. One For Your Money helps students to address their money management needs. The site hosts a variety of informative and interactive content, including expert articles, tips and timely features, to help students become financially savvy.
"Students are always on the go and personal finance may not be top-of-mind for them all the time, so it's important to be a trustworthy, 24/7 resource that they can turn to when they are ready to seek relevant and objective information," said Mary Johnson, Financial Literacy and Consumer Advocacy Program Manager at Higher One. "Getting students to become comfortable and engage in a digital forum is half the hurdle."
One For Your Money works to engage students through features such as:
- Challenge of the Week, every week during April — Financial Literacy Month
- Money Talk With Mary, a forum for students to ask questions about finances
- Money Makeover Contest, a nationwide financial literacy competition launched together with NYSE Money Sense
- FDIC Money Smart, a podcast series about money management
Cheapscholar.org was founded in 2009 by Doug Schantz, a college administrator who recognized first-hand the growing need for continued assistance, support and counseling to families that are struggling to make the college experience not only attainable but most importantly affordable. The purpose of his organization is to provide families and their students with the financial tools, resources and knowledge that will assist in their pursuit of a college education.
"One For Your Money is an up and coming financial literacy web resource that is the brain child of Mary Johnson," said Doug Schantz of cheapscholar.org. "By visiting this site, college students can gain access to a one-stop-shop for financial tips and money management information. Mary brings together videos, articles, and other financial tools on One For Your Money to keep things new and exciting."
Higher One, a technology and financial services company focused on higher education, has an ongoing commitment to educating students and administrators about the importance of financial literacy, arming both groups with tools and information to empower students to make sound financial choices.
About Higher One
Founded in 2000, Higher One, Inc., a subsidiary of Higher One Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ONE), is a leading company focused on helping college business offices manage operations and provide enhanced service to students. Through a full array of services from refunds, payments, electronic billing, payment plans and more, Higher One works closely with colleges and universities to ensure students receive financial aid refunds quickly, can pay tuition and bills online, make on-campus and community purchases and learn the basics of financial management.
Higher One provides its services to more than 5.4 million students at distinguished public and private higher education institutions nationwide. More information about Higher One can be found at www.HigherOne.com.
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