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Studying On a Shoestring — 5 Thrifty Tips

College is costly — there’s no doubt about it. By the time you’ve shelled out for course fees and accommodation, there’s little left for anything except cup noodles, energy drinks and mozzarella sticks. However, sometimes sage advice on saving cash spreads through the halls of academe and whispers in the ears of students who don’t […]

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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 […]

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. […]

Great Ways to Track Your College Expenses

College is a great place for students to become more organized and start managing their affairs in a more structured and a professional way. Most people, like myself, do not have very rich and well off parents and as a result do not enjoy the luxury of having all our expenses paid by the parents. […]

In Debt And Getting A Degree: How To Balance Them Both

Getting a college degree doesn’t mean having debt for the rest of your life, as there are many ways for students to find ways to pay for college without resorting to large student loans. Even when loans for a small part of your education can’t be avoided, there are still ways to save money while […]

Budget Guidance for College Students

When students go off to college, they may quickly encounter financial challenges never faced previously. Or at least not experienced apart from parental assistance. Quite suddenly, college students are dealing with tens of thousands of dollars annually, money that pays for tuition, room and board, covers the purchase of books and provides funding for related […]