Credit card tips and tricks—things you need to know

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)

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. Read more

Lyft or Uber for college students?

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)

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! Read more

7 college tips for roommates and off-campus housing

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)

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. Read more

How to help back pain — life hacks for college students

College students—you’re young and healthy right? Well, back pain can happen to anyone at any time. If you don’t want a bad mattress or a stupid sports injury to turn into a lifetime of stiffness, soreness or worse, it might be a good idea to have some home remedy life hacks handy to combat the discomfort.

If you begin to feel back pain, it's a good idea to not ignore it. (Credit: MemeCenter)

If you begin to feel back pain, it’s a good idea to not ignore it. (Credit: MemeCenter)

How to help stop back pain is a problem you want to tackle sooner, rather than later. Read more

Auditing a class: Student success without a grade

Auditing a class is an option for college students who do not need credit for that class but want a stress-free environment to learn the material or network in that field of study.

Auditing a class is a great option for college students. (Credit: Wayne State University)

Auditing a class is a great option for college students. (Credit: Wayne State University)

Student success does not always require a grade. Here are some college tips if you want to audit a class and what to expect. Read more

DIY ways to help the environment for college students

Think college students can’t do anything to help save the planet? Think again. In fact, when it comes to ways to help the environment, twenty-somethings have a lot of reasons to be focused on how to go green.

Be good to the environment now for long-term benefits. (Credit: MemeCenter)

Be good to the environment now for long-term benefits. (Credit: MemeCenter)

After all, you have a long life ahead of you, and it would be nice if you had a planet to live that life on. Read on for some handy DIY tips that all college students can try to help the environment. Read more

Strike Debt challenges student loan debt crisis

It may seem like it’s been awhile since Occupy Wall Street took over town greens and camped out in front of businesses to protest the rising gap between the wealthy and the 99%.

The group Strike Debt takes on the issue of student loan debt. (Credit: Occupy.com)

The group Strike Debt takes on the issue of student loan debt. (Credit: Occupy.com)

But while the movement has largely disappeared from the headlines, a spin-off group known as Strike Debt, which previously purchased medical debt and forgave it, has continued to work on behalf of those who can’t afford the rising costs of their debt repayments. That includes recently graduated college students who are facing what many media outlets consider a student loan debt crisis. Read more

DIY tips for dealing with depression

Depression can have mental, as well as physical, symptoms. What are some signs of depression? A change of appetite or sleeping habits, turning away from activities that you once enjoyed or feeling tired and listless are all signs you may be suffering from depression.

A strong message to remember when experiencing depression. (Credit: Thoughts.com)

A strong message to remember when experiencing depression. (Credit: Thoughts.com)

If you think you might be dealing with depression there are some DIY tips that can help. According to WebMD, depression is treatable and most people, 80%, find that their depression gets better with medication, talk therapy, or both. Read more

College students and faux pas — Things you need to know

No one is immune. We can at least take some consolation in that. Despite our best efforts, we have all fallen victim to some form of a faux pas—whether it is a fashion faux pas or a social faux pas, or some other kind of social blunder.

Beware of committing a social faux pas. (Credit: STUDY magazine)

Beware of committing a social faux pas. (Credit: STUDY magazine)

When it happens you can and will survive. But why not prepare by learning some things you need to know as college students, a little special insight into ways to avoid college-specific faux pas and emerge from your four years with your social rep unscathed. Read more

College tips for homesickness: Improve campus life

Many college students feel homesickness. We miss the comfortable and predictable lifestyle that made us feel safe at home and during high school.

If you experience homesickness, there are many ways to help you cope.

If you experience homesickness, there are many ways to help you cope.

Now everything is different, new and strange. Since good student health depends on working through being homesick, here are some college tips for a successful and happy campus life. Read more