We were inspired by the fact that even as college students, we know very little about finances, how they work, and what we can do to be smarter with money as we become more independent.

What it does

FinBalance is a resource for individuals who want to learn how to be smarter with money. Most of the intended features do not work, but in our ideal version of the site, the Twilio chatbot would be incorporated to answer FAQs, and the calculator page would suggest reasonable amounts to save based on income.

How we built it

The project is built of HTML, CSS, and JS files.

Challenges we ran into

Most of the 24 hours was spent trying to figure out the permissions surrounding the domain name and the Twilio Chatbox. When getting frustrated, we'd take breaks to make more progress, but we were most successful when asking for help.

What we learned

We learned we shouldn't be too hard on ourselves when something doesn't work. We didn't come expecting to win prizes, but we were hoping to leave with a project we are proud of. Though it isn't what we initially imagined, our collective effort makes this something we're proud of.

What's next for FinBalance

From working on this project, we've learned so much about finances, and we know that this is a needed resource for individuals our age. We will be working towards making the key features function as we know they will come in handy for us as students trying to pay for college.

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