Although Recording Radio Film Connection is less than half the price of most similar programs, we know that saving up a significant amount of money for higher education can be difficult. Worry not! We’re here with 3 tips that’ll get you in the studio or on-set in no time!
Asking for help is never easy but as the popular expression goes “No man is an island” so don’t be above asking for help. Don’t let your pride keep you from obtaining your goals. Now, unless you’ve been living on said island forever, you’ve seen a friend or band attempting to raise money via Kickstarter or GoFundMe. Well, did you know there are a number of specific sites dedicated to crowdsourcing for education? Youcaring.com is one such site that specifically targets future students. GoGetFunding.com is RRFC’s favorite because of its flexibility and the fact that it also offers an opportunity to create an incentive for people who give. When it comes to getting started, all of these websites work in basically the same ways: create a profile, record a compelling video, and share on social media like crazy!
2. Visit Your Local Bank
This visit isn’t about getting a loan, although it doesn’t hurt to try right? Instead, this is more about saving aggressively. The main things you should look into are splitting your direct deposit into separate accounts and enrolling in a “save the change program” where any change from card transactions is automatically transferred into a separate savings account. Saving a big sum of money can be difficult, especially when you have to make decisions based on your immediate needs. You may be pleasantly surprised to see how much you can save when you open up one of these accounts and take the thinking right out of it. You won’t even miss the dough!
3. Improve or Build Your Credit
As with most things in finance, it sounds like a lot of work but once you set aside the time and just do it, by hook or by crook, it’s easier than you would have thought! Got debt that’s just draining you every month? Call up those debtors and ask to get interest rates reduced! Search the web for free tips on how to do this! Need to build credit? Open a secured credit card. Get a small utility bill transferred into your name. Start making monthly payments on time, every single month. Want to watch that credit rise? Set up an account with creditkarma.com or another of the great tools available.
The bottom line is, higher education is an investment in your future. Don’t let a little thing like money keep you from your dreams. If you save just $200 a month for a year, you’ll be able to put the down payment on our program and avoid needing a co-signer. If you’ve got the passion, make the path. You can do it! Happy saving and we hope to see you working on your craft very soon.