Handling money during college can be difficult. Some college students don’t yet have the experience to know how to handle financial situations when they’re on their own at college.
Saving money in college is a challenging, but doable, task. (Credit: Randy Glasbergen)
Navigating college life finances is tough with a part-time job, classes and daily living expenses like food, utility, car and phone bills. Here are some Dos and Don’ts that will give you easy money saving tips for college students. Continue reading
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There is no denying that one of the biggest issues college students face is not getting enough sleep. What they may not know is how much it negatively impacts not just their bodies but also their brains. And as much as college students don’t mind procrastinating and pulling all-nighters, for someone that has been there and done that I can assure you it really is not the best way to go.
Sleep deprivation has risky effects college students need to be aware of. (Credit: Quick Meme)
Now let’s get down to business and discuss the effects of sleep deprivation and ways to help prevent it – all I ask is that you please try not to use this article as a means to help you fall asleep. Continue reading
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With Fourth of July in the rearview mirror, it is only a matter of time before you will be heading back to school. Although college students may feel like they just left the dorm and quad behind, summer’s over … almost.
Now is the time to start preparing yourself for the new school year. (Credit: Smosh)
You can make the transition from time off to hitting the books a bit easier with these back to school tips for college students. Continue reading
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Nothing beats the look, feel and smell of a real book. If you love books, then no doubt your home is chock full of the little dears. Stacked up and overflowing.
Whether you own one book or 100 books, you can still make your own DIY bookshelf. (Credit: FSG’s Book Keeping)
Let’s look at how to make a bookshelf that will store your treasures and keep them safe. Here are a few DIY ideas for bookshelves and other things book-related. Continue reading
Exacerbating the student debt crisis is debit card fraud targeted to college students. A recent federal and Illinois state ruling fined a bank and its agent $4 million for fraudulent and deceptive practices.
Beware of being a target for fraud with your credit or debit cards. (Credit: Stephanie Groves)
There are about 900 debit card partnerships between colleges and financial firms that cover about 9 million students or 42 percent of students in the United States. Here are some ways to recognize and avoid debit card fraud for students on college campus. Continue reading
According to the Urban Dictionary, a life hack is “A tool or technique that makes some aspect of one’s life easier or more efficient.” Sign me up, right? And what better time than summer to make your life easier?
Summer is the perfect time to make life feel a whole lot easier. (Credit: Memes Landing)
But if you have ever Googled life hack you know there is a lot of silly and just plain weird advice floating out there in the name of making your life easier. So forget the bagel carriers and get prepared for the top 10 summer life hacks. Continue reading
It’s finally summer break and that means it’s time to start hitting the summer music festivals. So many to see and so little time! So what to bring? As any summer music festival veteran will tell you, it’s not packing light, but packing savvy that could make or break your experience.
Electrobeach Music Festival, 2013. (Credit: Ville de Barcarès)
So, before you get into your groove, follow these top tips for college students on what to bring and what to leave home to ensure a good time. Continue reading
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The human brain is amazing and can remember a lot of material. Yet we forget too easily and tend to cram information into it just so we can pass a test. A better approach is to keep our brain “muscle” exercised at all times, which is easy if you know some memory techniques. Here are some Need to Know study tips for college students to improve college GPA.
There are many methods and techniques to help you improve your memory. (Credit: Lisa von Sturmer)
Improving your memory isn’t just about remembering where your phone or your keys are. It’s about using memory to optimize skills and lifelong learning. Anyone at any age can improve his or her memory. Some ways to do this are to use memory puzzles and exercises. Continue reading
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Owning a pet, especially a dog, is one of the most enjoyable experiences you can have. And it can be one of the most expensive. Pet care can include costs for special food, shots, grooming and other medical issues. But you can save money with home remedies for fleas and other DIY ideas.
Provide your pet with a little TLC to show him how much you care. (Credit: Quick Meme)
Our animal friends are always there for us. They deserve the best care that we can give. Here are a few ideas on how you can care for man’s best friend even if you’re on a college budget. Continue reading
For awesome vacation spots, the United States has the Grand Canyon, Mount Rushmore, the islands of Hawaii and the excitement of Las Vegas. It also has Manhattanhenge, the Mütter Museum, Winchester Mystery House and other oddities.
Travel to Manhattan and see the perfect sunset in New York. (Credit: Erica Starks Cannarozzi)
Summer vacation travel tips for college students can include some of America’s crazy destinations. Get the scoop here about what some of them are all about. Continue reading