Accomplishments of the Student Conservation Association (SCA) from 2014

Each year, thousands of high school and college students across the United States engage in opportunities to improve the environments they reside in with the Student Conservation Association (SCA). Whether it’s working in national parks, marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks or urban green spaces, they make improvements while simultaneously learning about conservation and sustainability of the earth.

Learn more about the impact of the Student Conservation Association (SCA). (Credit: SCA.org)

Learn more about the impact of the Student Conservation Association (SCA). (Credit: SCA.org)

The numbers for the year of 2014 are officially out, and we’d like to share with you just how much work SCA put in throughout the year. Read more

Join the Extra Credit Program by CengageBrain to Buy, Give, and Save

Want to save money on your college textbooks AND donate money to a charity of your choice? Now you can! The CengageBrain.com Extra Credit Program lets you do both at once!

Trust me – doing something good for humanity will not only make you feel good, it might even bring you some good karma. Read more

DIY ideas for how to keep New Year’s resolutions

Remember those New Year’s resolutions that you made all the way back at the start of the year? If you are like most people making a change and trying to stick to it, you know it isn’t the easiest task.

Finding excuses will not help with your New Year's resolutions. (Credit: Photobucket)

Finding excuses will not help with your New Year’s resolutions. (Credit: Photobucket)

However, if you are interested in how to keep going strong with your resolutions, here are some DIY ideas that you can use. Read more

Ways to save money without living cheaply for college students

Now that the holidays are over you may find that your waistline is thicker while your wallet is thinner. Need some ways to save money and create a simple budget? Living cheaply doesn’t mean that you have to do without.

There are ways to save money and not give up a certain lifestyle you're used to. (Credit: FunnyMemes)

There are ways to save money and not give up a certain lifestyle you’re used to. (Credit: FunnyMemes)

Budget 101 says that what you need to do is look at how you typically spend your money and then make a plan for handling future expenses. Let’s take a look at how you can make this year the year that you finally save money. Read more

DIY health and beauty tips for college students on a budget

Being a college student can be tough – you have a lot of expenses and not a lot of income. If you’re trying to save money, give these DIY health and beauty life hacks a try.

Create your own beauty products for good health. (Credit: Pinterest)

Create your own beauty products for good health. (Credit: Pinterest)

That way you’ll have money for life’s more important things, you know, like books. Read more

New Year’s resolutions life hacks for college students

December is almost over. That means it is time to dust off those New Year’s resolutions once again. If you try to figure out how to better yourself every year, but find yourself unable to stick with those promises, help is on the way.

Be realistic with your New Year's resolutions. (Credit: Cheezburger.com)

Be realistic with your New Year’s resolutions. (Credit: Cheezburger.com)

Here are some simple life hacks for college students to help teach you how to keep your resolutions this year and for many years to come. Read more

DIY ideas for a New Year’s Eve party on a budget

For some, there is no bigger event in the year than New Year’s Eve. No matter where you fall on the spectrum of love for the annual send-off, if you are thinking of throwing a party on a budget this year, you are going to need some DIY ideas.

Now is the time to decide on New Year's Eve plans. (Credit: Troll Meme)

Now is the time to decide on New Year’s Eve plans. (Credit: Troll Meme)

Never fear, college students — you can have a noteworthy bash to celebrate the passing of the old year without busting your budget. Read more

Why chance it with your back to school needs?

I’m sure you remember awhile back when you sat down to register for this semester’s classes, right? Maybe? Anyway, I’m sure you had this idea in your head that you were going to be very strategic about how you schedule your classes for school.

The more often you wake up early for school, the easier it will eventually become. (Credit: Guys and good health)

The more often you wake up early for school, the easier it will eventually become. (Credit: Guys and good health)

You were very careful to make sure you wouldn’t have any Friday classes, right? Read more

DIY holiday party ideas for college students

The year-end holidays are a time to get together with old friends and new. It’s also a time to celebrate family ties and reconnect with those you love. But planning a holiday party can mean deciding among many possible cool party themes and facing the challenge of cooking on a budget.

Decorating idea for your next holiday party. (Credit: Best House Design)

Decorating idea for your next holiday party. (Credit: Best House Design)

Let’s look at some Christmas and New Year’s party ideas that you can accomplish easily. Read more

Investment advice for the millennial generation

For the millennial generation, it’s time to start thinking of saving for your retirement. What?! That’s 40 years away! That’s why investment advisors say it’s the perfect time for college students to think about retirement savings and to learn what is 401(k) savings as soon as they get their first job. Millennials in the workplace have many investment options.

Follow our investment tips for the millennial generation. (Credit: Randy Glasbergen)

Follow our investment tips for the millennial generation. (Credit: Randy Glasbergen)

Disclaimer: Consult an investment advisor of your own to discuss options before making any investment decisions. Read more