Money Tips for College Students
While in college, it’s normal to have help from parents or student loans in order to pay the monthly bills. So graduating and taking your first steps into the “real world” is often a very scary experience. This infographic helps to spell out the ...
Rising student loan debt and high unemployment among young adults has made establishing good credit more challenging than ever. Good credit can help demonstrate to lenders your ability to manage debt and to be financially responsible.
Job-search websites are almost as good as having your own recruiter. When you find one that you like and you feel comfortable navigating, you can fantasize about all sorts of scenarios. You can find some that cater to a niche or a specific ...
What to do after high school is one of the biggest decisions a student has to make. Many factors go into deciding which school to attend and which major to pursue. While those choices can reverberate for many years, an equally weighty decision ...
Credit cards can be a great way to establish a person's credit history. But oftentimes, consumers are unable to qualify for a credit card on their own when they have no prior credit experience. They may need a cosigner to get them started.
For being such a small piece of plastic, there are a lot of important features and details surrounding credit cards. And most Americans have never learned all of the details. So, take the next couple of minutes to read through the facts; the ...
Are the thousands of dollars you spend on a college education really worth it? The answer is probably, based on current employment statistics. However, this is a significant shift from what the answer would have been a few years ago.
The average student spends over $1,000 per year on textbooks and other supplies for college. Add that expense to housing, travel, and tuition and we're talking about a major four-year investment.
You know that bumper sticker that says, “If you can read this, thank a teacher”? It’s the literal truth. While most of us spend more time thinking about reality TV stars and pro athletes, teachers are among the few people who truly affect our ...
New Tips for Students
While leaving the familiarity of the U.S. might seem daunting at first, an increasing number of college students are studying a semester or two abroad before they graduate. There are many benefits to this experience, which, just a couple of decades ago, was deemed more for the eclectic and adventurous than the primarily studious.
There’s a huge difference between studying a language, a culture, or facts about global business and actually seeing it for yourself. College students who are able to study abroad get to immerse themselves in another way of life and learning that can enrich them on a personal level and also, ideally, on a professional level one day.
If you want to get ahead in life, you’re going to have to make a budget and stick to it. Even those who have gotten a taste of fortune have learned this lesson the hard way: many lottery winners spent their winnings and then some. It was gone before they knew it. The hard truth is simple: you must spend less than you earn (or win) if you want to save up for a special trip or plan for retirement.
A new survey by CreditDonkey reveals that people aged 18-24 are more likely to sign contracts without reading them and to experience buyer’s remorse after making purchases.
Though it might be a bit of an exaggeration, office and school supplies are essentials — for some people, their pens and paper are right up there with food and water. Still, the move toward a paperless society and the rising costs of ink and paper have made stores dedicated to these “essentials” struggle.
We’ve all been there. It’s the second day of the semester and you overlooked one of the books listed in the syllabus. You go down to the campus bookstore, and sure enough, the line not only extends outside the store but it’s sold out of the book you need.
Entering the world of credit can be intimidating. There are a lot of different cards to choose from, tons of complicated terms, and many horror stories about more experienced credit card users struggling to pay off their high-interest debt.
Here’s what no one tells you when you go off to college: You’re on your own when it comes to managing your finances. Maybe you’ll be getting financial help from mom and dad or you got a scholarship or maybe you have a job. Either way, this will most likely be your first time when you have to do some math every day regarding where your money goes – toward a muffin at breakfast, a new textbook, or rent. All of the little daily decisions over your dollars will have an effect on how much you ...
Buying a new car is a huge expense, and it can be scary if you’re worried that you might not get the best deal possible. Luckily, there are some surefire strategies for purchasing a new vehicle at the right time. Here are some tips for landing a great deal on some new wheels.
It’s time to think about move-in day. To make the transition without digging a hole in your wallet, start planning for this big change now.