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3 Tips for Cutting Down Unnecessary College Costs

Thanks to the skyrocketing cost of tuition, the vast majority of college students now find themselves fairly deep in debt by the time they finally earn their degree. Unfortunately, the fact that credit card companies tend to prey on young college students combined with a general lack of knowledge about budgeting and financial planning means […]

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Finance Lessons Every Aspiring College Student Needs To Master

Everyone around you says that you’re an aspiring student with the bright future ahead. That makes you feel invincible, but the studies are coming to an end, your 30s are drawing near, and you’ll gonna have to start building that bright future if you’re gonna have one. If you look at it objectively, you’re almost […]

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Financially Preparing For College

Being adequately prepared for college can be challenging and seem overwhelming. One can neither be too early nor too late to take the necessary steps in financial preparations for college. The earlier you start saving, the better. You will be grateful later when you comfortably go through college. If you are well prepared, you will […]

Tricks to Stay Under Budget as a First-Time Freshman

Life as you know it has changed. You are no longer thriving off the funds of your parents, but are instead challenged to find your way as a college freshman. Living in the dorms or even in your own apartment, adjusting to school as well as living on your own can be overwhelming and expensive. […]

Five of the Easiest Ways to Save Money During College

This fall, many students will be on their own financially for the first time at college. The biggest physical and psychological stress factor for freshmen college students is money problems. Here are five great ways to save money easily. Live off of Campus Live off campus with roommates and split living costs. Living on campus […]

The 7 Best Practices for Managing your Money in College

The broke college student is more than just a stereotype. Most undergraduates can relate to stories about scrounging for change in between the seats of their car, or only being able to afford ramen noodles when their funds get too low. These tales can make for a good chuckle after graduation, but being unable to […]

6 Effective Organization Solutions For The Frugal College Students

Staying organized during college is key to staying on top of your homework while managing to maintain good grades. Unfortunately, not everyone is able to go out and spend lots of money on organizational items to add to their room. If you’re one of the many frugal students out there, rest assured that getting organized […]