Finals week can be an especially grueling time for college students – we know, we’ve been there! So what could possibly make this stressful time of the semester less stressful? Cold, hard cash? Snacks and writing essentials? A survival kit with BOTH?
Your finals survival kit will help you not freak out. (Credit: Collette Roberto, Surviving College)
By this point you should be saying to yourself “Hell yes!” – but if not, maybe you know someone who might be interested. Regardless, CengageBrain is offering you the chance to win one of five survival kits that will help you get through finals week – oh and a $100 Visa gift card. Continue reading
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It’s that time of year for college students to start thinking about buying their bae a holiday gift. Budgets are tight, but you want to get something special without breaking the bank.
There are many holiday gift ideas that don’t break the bank. (Credit: Slice.ca)
You could consider homemade Christmas gift ideas or store bought gifts. Either way, the point should be that you got something they will treasure. Here are five Christmas gift ideas for a girlfriend or boyfriend that say, “I thought of you!” Continue reading
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Let’s face it, a college student budget isn’t exactly made to purchase any big ticket items. So if you’ve been longing for the perfect Christmas gift that’s too expensive for you to swing, it may be time to ask Santa, aka mom and dad.
If you want something that’s not in your budget, ask mom and dad for it for Christmas. (Credit: someecards.com)
College students: now is the time to give the ’rents a heads up on the cool Christmas presents you have your heart set on, but you just can’t afford on your own. Come Christmas morning, you will be happy knowing you got just what you wanted, and they will be happy knowing how much you appreciate their gift. Continue reading
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When it comes to credit card tips and tricks, there are a lot of things you need to know. College students can get burned, and burned bad, by a whole host of common mistakes that will tank their credit score quicker than they can learn what is a good credit score.
Be wise about using a credit card in college. (Credit: Coupons.com)
Here’s the lowdown on the good, the bad and the ugly of credit cards. Continue reading
College students love to make a statement. Like our clothes and handbags, our phones are a fashionable extension of ourselves that enhances our college life.
Sharpie tribal patterned phone case. (Credit: Unexpected Expectations)
So why not custom design a DIY phone case? Here are some fun and easy do-it-yourself tips for creating your own phone case masterpiece. Continue reading
If you don’t have your own wheels and you haven’t heard of Uber or Lyft, you may want to jump on the bandwagon.
The debate is on between Lyft and Uber ride sharing services. (Credit: Andrew Harrer & Chris Ratcliffe, Getty Images)
Here are some tips to help you catch a ride and, yes, there’s an app for that! Continue reading
Where is gay marriage legal? On Monday October 6, 2014, the Supreme Court decided to not address lower court rulings that struck down same-sex marriage bans in Virginia, Wisconsin, Indiana, Oklahoma and Utah. By doing so, the Court has opened the way for gay marriages to take place in those states.
The latest ruling by the Supreme Court benefits gay marriage. (Credit: The Missouri Times)
The decision has apparently led federal judges in several other states to move in the direction of marriage equality. On Friday, October 10, 2014, a federal judge in North Carolina struck down that state’s ban on gay marriage. Continue reading
The National Retail Federation says that spending on Halloween-related items is expected to reach $7.4 billon dollars this year. That’s up from the $6.9 billion Americans spent on costumes and the other scary accouterments last year. But hey—college students don’t have a ton of scratch, right?
A unique idea for Halloween decorations for college students. (Credit: Likes.com)
So if you are looking for ways to get in the Halloween spirit, like how to decorate your dorm or apartment on the cheap, you will want some DIY ideas for how to make Halloween decorations. Read on for some suggestions that are sure to get you in the spooky spirit. Continue reading
Hey, you’re a junior or senior and you’re ready to leave the dorm rooms behind and move off the college campus into an apartment of your own—a studio apartment or a house with a bunch of roommates.
Seek out roommates that will always have your back. (Credit: CAVE)
For college students, living off campus offers independence, learning about responsibility and leaving the distractions of dorm life. Here are 7 college tips for finding, renting and thriving in your off-campus housing. Continue reading