Category Archives: Money management

Personal money management skills for college students

Money, money, money. Money makes the world go round. A fool and his money are soon parted. Money doesn’t grow on trees. Whatever the idea may be, there is probably a pithy saying about it that can be connected back … Continue reading

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What you need to know: Green initiative (like Ikea solar panels!) vs. campus carbon footprint

The Internet is abuzz with the latest about what’s for sale at world-leading furniture retailer Ikea: solar panels. Yes, the haven for affordable, off-campus furniture shopping is moving into a new realm. Its UK stores are encouraging shoppers to help … Continue reading

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Bronx Zoo welcomes California sea lion pups — What zoo jobs are there for students?

They show up in our Facebook feeds, on Pinterest, and occasionally on Twitter: zoo babies, those adorable small creatures that our friends just can’t help but pass along, hoping to get a smile out of the people who read their … Continue reading

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Best part-time college student jobs and where to find them- Good student job ideas

The high cost of college has many students searching for the best part-time jobs. Good student jobs are those that allow the college student a flexible schedule and a decent hourly rate. Even more valuable is the experience that you … Continue reading

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Work life balance – Finding a balance between jobs and school work

Work life balance, are you kidding? There just don’t seem to be enough hours in the day! Well, we can complain all we want about long hours and grueling assignments, but finding a balance between work, school work and life … Continue reading

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Education news from around the U.S.: New MOOC format gaining popularity by the day; what’s in it for you?

It’s true that college costs keep rising with no end in sight. From textbooks and supplies to courses and certification exams, college students, and their parents, are definitely feeling the burn. But, there’s a new education innovation that is gaining … Continue reading

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Vacation packing list — Top tips on what to pack and what to cut

Summer vacation is as much a part of college life as the classes. Think warms sands at a beach, a hike in the mountains, or an adventure in a far-off land. Pack a good book, some music and a bottle … Continue reading

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College student back to school tips: Choosing the right textbook

It’s back to school and time to start thinking about purchasing those door stops — er, I mean textbooks! They are an investment in to education, so you want to make sure you have the right book, edition and year … Continue reading

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Easy ways to save money: Student discounts and tips to cut your top five money wasters

It’s no fun running out of funds when you’re only halfway through the month. Are there any easy ways to save money? You bet there are. Student discounts are just the beginning. Now that you’re responsible for many, if not … Continue reading

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Rent or buy textbooks for college: How to save money on your textbooks

It won’t be long before you’ll be hitting the books again. When it’s time to choose, which will you opt for? Will you rent or buy your textbooks for college? In this article we look at the pros and cons … Continue reading

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