Investing While in College

I am currently in college and have been passively investing since I was little. For birthdays and holidays, my grandparents have given me stocks and bonds as gifts. For example, I have some Disney stocks. However, I don’t really know much beyond the gifts that I have received but am interested in learning a bit in the stock market and maybe short-term or day trading. What should I be doing or researching, and what strategies are available for college-aged students?

Preparing for Medical Expenses

It won’t be too long now before I’m out in the “real world” – with all of the stressful things that come with that! I’m more than a little nervous about some of what I’ll soon have to deal with, particularly when it comes to budgeting. One worry that I keep dwelling on is the possibility that I’ll have medical expenses I can’t handle. I know that, in America, it’s still pretty easy to be blindsided by serious healthcare costs. How can I make sure that I’m not financially crippled by a health issue?

Finance and the Future

I’m graduating this year, and I’m freaking out. Not about leaving college or about getting a job (well, not mostly about those things, anyway)–what I’m really worried about is managing my money. I want to save for retirement, build credit so that I can buy a house, and so on. But I also know that most Americans are way behind on their savings and don’t necessarily have good credit. Seeing as I know absolutely nothing about how to invest or build credit, I’m really worried that I’ll end up in financial trouble like so many others have!