Financial Tips for College Students
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They say you can’t re-do a first impression, and that’s especially true in job interviews. There’s a pretty good possibility that you won’t be the only person they interview for this position, so you need to do everything you can to stand out (for the right reasons).
College life is full of obstacles; you constantly have to navigate the perils of problem roommates, demanding professors and overdue tuition bills . What you don’t need is the threat of fires and amputated limbs.
Swiping your credit card is easy. Rare is a store that insists on cash only. But just because it’s easy doesn’t mean you should always do it. There are times, CreditDonkey.com advises, when you should keep your card in its home slot in your wallet and pull out cash instead. Similarly, there are other instances where you should only pay with a credit card so that you can take advantage of the protections and convenience it provides. Before you spend your next dime, take a look at our list.
We’ve all experienced an awkward money moment at one time or another. Whenever it happens to me, I find myself attempting to hide a strained expression while trying really hard not to let something as frivolous as a few bucks interfere with our relationships.
Need to pay back that $20 you borrowed but won’t see the friend who gave you the loan for awhile? Want to send some dough to a family member who lives far away? Modern technology has widened your options considerably though the likes of PayPal and online money transfers. While cheaper, checks are old-school and not as secure as other options. Nowadays, you can even send money through your phone.
We’ve all heard Ben Franklin’s famous saying, “Early to bed, early to rise. Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.” It may be true that the go-getters among us tend to get up early, but it’s also true that more intelligent people tend to stay up later. This is actually a scientifically studied phenomenon.
Whenever you have the opportunity, help your neighbors. Generosity and charity are investments in your community's future, which in turn benefits you. See how a horse and donkey learned that important lesson.
One of the most alarming aspects of Internet security is attackers’ ability to adapt. They evolve just as quickly as the tools developed to stop them. They get smarter, come up with new tricks, or change their strategy altogether. In recent years, for example, these predators have shifted their focus from large corporations to smaller businesses, which have fewer resources to fight back and are more vulnerable to attack. And these attackers know where to strike – it all depends on the sites ...
The average student spends over $1,000 per year on textbooks and other supplies for college. Add that expense to housing, travel, and tuition – which currently stands at $29,056 for a private institution – and we're talking about a major four-year investment. If you're sending your child off to college this fall, chances are you're going to want to save as much money as possible. Whether you're making purchases yourself or you've entrusted your child with his or her own student credit ...
As college students prepare to head back to the classroom, many are thinking about all the money they’ll need to shell out for textbooks, supplies, clothes, and dorm decor. But there’s one financial angle most students don’t give much thought but should – whether they have the best credit card, the one that can save them money and help them earn cash.
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