Archive for the ‘Money Tips’ Category

Advice from Recent College Grads

Thursday, February 1st, 2007

USA Today recently did a nice six-week series called “Young & In Debt“, which profiled five recent graduates struggling with high levels of debt just as they are starting out in the world on their own. They were asked to spill the beans about their financial situations and struggles, and were matched up with financial […]

College Loans are Scary

Tuesday, January 16th, 2007

Unless you’re amongst the lucky few who have been able to finance your college education without the help of student loans, you’ll likely be graduating college with a pretty substantial debt. It’s a sad fact most of the times these days.  To get ahead, you need to get a college degree.  But getting the college […]

College Gear at an Affordable Price

Sunday, January 7th, 2007

College bookstores tend to carry overpriced products.  From the ridiculously expensive textbooks, to the overpriced notebooks, to the expensive t-shirts and apparrel, if you bought it from the college bookstore, you likely got ripped off.  If at all possible, avoid buying anything at your college bookstore. Textbooks: Before you run off to buy them at […]

What to do when you run low on cash

Sunday, December 17th, 2006

Inevitabley, at some point in your college career you will find yourself flat broke. That is, of course, unless you’re amongst the privledged few who don’t have to worry about such things. But for the rest of us, money is a big issue. You may have been set back purchasing all those required books at […]

College Scholarships 101

Sunday, December 3rd, 2006

If you are like most students, you don’t have an extra $20k lying around each year, and you’ll need some help in financing your college education. Your best chance of securing a scholarship (or two, or a few) is before your freshman year of college. There are fewer available scholarships for students who are already […]

How to Save Money on College Textbooks

Friday, December 1st, 2006

Every year tuition at colleges throughout the country gets more expensive. College textbooks prices have also gone way up. A freshman attending school full time can expect to pay from $300 to $600 for books for just one semester. What can be done to buy the required books without going broke in the process? Let’s […]

CMS: Book-in-a-post, Rich Dad Poor Dad

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006

There are millions of money related books, blogs, and TV shows out there, and there is no way I have seen and read them all. But I thought I’d save everyone some time and recap some of the one’s I have read. Today: Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki. The book is about Kiyosaki’s […]

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 […]