Category Archives: Money & finance

Enter the “Instructor for a Day” Video Contest!

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to reverse roles with your instructor? What might you do differently (or even the same!) to make your students more engaged? This dream of yours has a chance of coming true, along … Continue reading

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Filing taxes — last minute how to tips for college students

Ah taxes … part of entering the world of adults is beginning that lifelong dance with filing taxes. If you had a job in high school, mom and dad may have taken care of your dealings with the IRS, but … Continue reading

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Living on a budget — tips for college students

Living on a budget is hard for anyone. But for college students, it may be the first time that you have been in full control (or almost full control) of your money. A few tips for how to handle your … Continue reading

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DIY clothes: How to create couture fashion on a college budget

College days often mean living on a budget. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t dress in style. Do-it-yourself, (diy) clothes are the rage. You can also make a fashion statement and create your own couture clothing on a budget. … Continue reading

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Nominate Your Instructor for CengageBrain’s Greatest Professor Award!

Show your appreciation for your favorite college instructor! Nominate your instructor for the CengageBrain Greatest Professor Award and we’ll create five honorary $500 scholarships in their name! Why should you nominate your instructor? It’s a win-win! You recognize your instructor’s … Continue reading

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Money matters: How to save money, pay off debt and student loans fast

College is the time when you dedicate yourself to learning about things that will help you for the rest of your life. That’s also true when it comes to money matters. Now that you’re managing your own money you need … Continue reading

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How to update your spring wardrobe on a budget

As the days start to warm up, the ice and snow melt away, and the sun begins to shine, you are going to want to toss aside all those heavy knits and clunky boots for some fun, fresh spring fashion. … Continue reading

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Spring car maintenance—DIY tips for college students

It’s been a long, cold winter— what the heck is an artic vortex anyway?— and while you might think you bore the brunt of it trudging uphill, both ways, in snow to class, your wheels probably took some abuse as … Continue reading

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Things college students need to know about federal student aid and FAFSA deadlines

With the cost of a college education rising each year, you’ll want to take advantage of all the federal student aid that you can qualify for. Spring means that you may be filing for aid and meeting your FAFSA deadlines … Continue reading

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How college students can avoid spring break travel scams

There may still be snow where you are, but it’s not too early to start planning your spring break travel. Unfortunately, some of those great deals you find online or through a little-known travel company may result in travel scams … Continue reading

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