Archive for October, 2006

CMS: How to Get the Most Out of a College Job by J.D. Roth

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

The following entry was contributed by JD Roth of the Personal Finance Blog: Get Rich Slowly you can read the post on his blog as well A college job can be a chore. Or it can be the doorway to future success. The choice is yours. I asked Michael Hampton, director of career development for […]

The College Money Series: The fragile art of commuting

Tuesday, October 24th, 2006

This year when I set out on my first year of commuting without public transportation I had roughly $200 set aside for commuting expenses. That $200 dwindled down very quickly until I found myself wondering where all of the money went. After reviewing where I spent my money, I found that I was not budgeting […]

88 Surefire Tips for Succeeding in College

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

OEDB has a nifty little write up that gives general tips for succeeding in college. Some of the better ones: When living in the dorm, take it all in stride. You may be required to live in a dorm your freshman year. Don’t expect much in terms of privacy, personal space, quiet time, or even […]

Contribute to the upcoming College Money Series

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

If you have noticed the lack of postings lately its because I have been hard at work writing the College Money Series to begin next week (school doesn’t help much either). Right now I’m soliciting all tips and tricks you use to make your life financially stable. How do you manage your bank accounts? Do […]

5 things you need to know before you move out

Monday, October 16th, 2006

As mentioned earlier, I recently moved out on my own. No more parents, no more RA’s, just me and my roommate. Now I have been on my own for about a two months and have noticed a change in mindset, and a change in my daily routine. Nothing beats being independent both financially (mostly) and […]

Overheard at College: Entertainment for All

Saturday, October 14th, 2006

For a bit of weekend fun check out Dude: Have you heard this song? Chick: Wow, that reminds me of that Christian bookWhat was it called? Dude: The Bible It features just random interaction heard across campuses nationwide. You might be surprsed at what some of the professors say.. Prof: When boys tease each […]

How to speed up your boot time in 10 seconds flat

Wednesday, October 11th, 2006

After complaining to a friend that my start up time was getting a little too lengthy, he told me a quick little fix to clear up what Windows goes through when it starts up. To quick your start time follow this process: Click on Start —> Run. In the field type “msconfig”. A dialog box […]

How to hack a Coke Machine

Monday, October 9th, 2006

I’m pretty sure your dorm has one of those vending machine areas on the first floor. I’d also bet that in the middle of the night it is unattended for hour at a time. A few YouTube videos show to to trick the machines into giving you free cokes or at least two for the […]

New(ish) Facebook friends game

Thursday, October 5th, 2006

This tip was submitted by reader Grant Bivens. A new (at least, I haven’t seen it before) feature on Facebook lets you play a mini quiz game with your friends interests. It asked you a question like “Which friend has The White Stripes as their favorite band”? and then gives you 40 seconds to answer. […]

Phat Campus: can they save you money on books?

Thursday, October 5th, 2006

Another player in the crowded textbook website market is Phat Campus. To test the savings, I searched a book on Phat Campus and found the same one on Amazon. One thing I noticed in searching is that the selection of Phat Campus was poor compared to Amazon, although I am pretty sure that Amazon has […]

Gradefix: the ultimate task manager or a feeble attempt at riches?

Sunday, October 1st, 2006

Following the recent trend of online applications for college students is Gradefix. Gradefix doesn’t aim to be an all-in-one application for students but rather aims to do one thing and do it well: be an online assignment book and task manager. The review The sign up process is fairly simple and expected. That is until […]

How to graduate college in one year

Sunday, October 1st, 2006

Lately the phonomena of the “Super Senior” is becoming more common.   But putting all five-year students to shame, David Banh managed to finish the four year mathematics program at the University of Virginia in one year. How did he do it? According to a WSAV article, a combination of things, but mainly: A whole bunch […]