April 24, 2014

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Money tips for students: understanding your pay stub

When you work, your employer will give you a pay stub when you get paid, even if you use direct deposit. Understanding the information on the pay stub is vital to managing your money and budgeting, according to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

Each company’s pay stub is different, but all employers must include these items:

• Gross Pay: This is what you earned that pay period before any taxes or benefits, such as insurance, were withheld.