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  • Tips for Finding the Best Credit Cards for Students

    Jul 5, 2013 • Hareem Shafi • Saving & SpendingRead More »
    Tips for Finding the Best Credit Cards for Students

    Like most students, college was a transitional period for me. I didn’t have a full-time job, so I didn’t think of myself as a proper adult. On the other hand, I did my own laundry. While college may be the first whiff of freedom you experience, it is also a herald of things to come: [&hellip...

  • Get Ahead by Applying for a Scholarship Over Summer Break

    Jun 28, 2013 • Brenda High • Saving & SpendingRead More »
    Get Ahead by Applying for a Scholarship Over Summer Break

    When it came to applying for a scholarship, my son made good use of his summers. His summer job was to research and find scholarships he thought he could obtain. To help create incentive for him, I paid him ten dollars for every scholarship he found. He had a strategic plan and effectively used his [&hellip...

  • Your College Bank Account: How to Keep the Piggy Bank Full

    Jun 27, 2013 • Margaret Ryan • Saving & SpendingRead More »
    Your College Bank Account: How to Keep the Piggy Bank Full

    College was the first time I was more or less financially free of my parents, which was both a good thing and a bad thing. I didn’t have my parents scrutinizing my impulse buys, but I also didn’t have someone to ask for cash if I needed some last-minute funds. I found budgeting my money [&hellip...

  • How to Choose the Right College Bank Account

    Jun 26, 2013 • Loretta Kay • Saving & SpendingRead More »
    How to Choose the Right College Bank Account

    In high school, I started my first checking account at a local bank. I received a debit card and, in my small town, it worked out well. However, after my first year in college, I have realized that it’s not a good college bank account and I’ve decided to switch. Here are a few things [&hellip...

  • Your College Library Can Help You Save on Entertainment

    Jun 26, 2013 • Kevin Wandrei • Saving & SpendingRead More »
    Your College Library Can Help You Save on Entertainment

    Many students think of their college library as a place for studying, often into the wee hours of the night. Few students are aware, though, that their library actually offers FREE resources for a fun study break or two… or three. Having worked as a research desk assistant at my undergraduate college library, I understand [&hellip...

  • Don’t Think You Qualify for FAFSA? Think Again.

    Jun 12, 2013 • Wendy Nelson • Saving & SpendingRead More »
    Don’t Think You Qualify for FAFSA? Think Again.

    Parents, are you paying all or part of your child’s college tuition? If so, have you filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) yet? Many parents make the mistake of not filing the FAFSA because they assume their income is too high to get any financial aid. This isn’t necessarily true; there is [&hellip...

  • 8 Tips for Selling Used Books for Big Bucks

    May 7, 2013 • Textbooks.com • Saving & SpendingRead More »
    8 Tips for Selling Used Books for Big Bucks

    As your schedule gets more crowded than the dining hall’s DIY waffle station, you might not be thinking about how to keep your textbooks sturdy, stain-free, and in good condition. But take care! Books in bad shape aren’t worth beans at buyback because they’re unusable by other students. Straight from the horse’s mouth, here are 8 tips [&hellip...