How to create a college budget

Mo’ money may equal mo’ problems, but if you are like most college students, you are probably finding the lack of funds to be more problematic. If you haven’t done it already, the time is right to craft a college budget—it should be high on your things-you-need-to-know how to do list.

Keeping this mentality will help you maintain your college budget. (Credit: Cheezburger.com)

Keeping this mentality will help you maintain your college budget. (Credit: Cheezburger.com)

So how to create some financial goals that will keep your bills paid and leave you a little something for fun? Read on for some advice. Continue reading

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How to win an argument

The art of persuasion is a valuable skill to have. You’re going to need it in every area of your life from personal relationships to advancing your career. Knowing how to win an argument is more than using intimidation.

How many declare victory in an argument. (Credit: LOLhome.com)

How many declare victory in an argument. (Credit: LOLhome.com)

You have to frame a valid argument, present a clear case and avoid logical fallacies that erode your credibility. Arguments that have validity are those that are logically sound and stick to the point. How can you be persuasive and win every argument? Continue reading

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7 embarrassing signs you’re a college freshman

Ah, freshman year! The hassles of campus life, college dorms, coping with stress and the dreaded Freshman 15. This article will help college freshmen learn to recognize those embarrassing signs that you’re new to all this college stuff and offer tips to adjust to college life and achieve student success.

With a little help, you won't look like the typical college freshman. (Credit: Tessa Lighty, kykernel.com)

With a little help, you won’t look like the typical college freshman. (Credit: Tessa Lighty, kykernel.com)

1. You have way (WAY!) too much stuff

Don’t bring a U-Haul full of stuff for a small dorm room. Continue reading

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Money saving tips for college students to shop smart

Whether it’s your freshman year of college or not, you have a college dorm checklist of things you need. But you are a college student and you don’t want to spend a lot.

Shop smart by knowing the best money saving tips. (Credit: MemeCenter)

Shop smart by knowing the best money saving tips. (Credit: MemeCenter)

The trick is to shop smart and know the best money saving tips to get you the stuff you need without breaking the bank.  Continue reading

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Take 10% off print textbooks for a limited time at CengageBrain.com

Have you started making a list of everything you need to accomplish before the Fall semester begins? Be sure to add CengageBrain.com to that list for all of your back-to-school needs!

If you’re anything like me, you’re better off completing each task on that list as soon as you can so you can enjoy what’s left of the summer season – despite how painful it is to remind yourself that the seasons are changing! Head on over to CengageBrain now and see how they can make your back-to-school experience a little bit easier. Continue reading

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DIY fitness tips for college students

Let’s face it, with all of the easy do-it-yourself tips available, you have no excuse not to work out. It’s time to get in shape! Here are some easy DIY fitness tips that even the busiest of college students can fit into a packed schedule!

No matter how busy college students are, there's always time for fitness. (Credit: Carrot Bowl)

No matter how busy college students are, there’s always time for fitness. (Credit: Carrot Bowl)

Make a list

Finding a workout routine that is most fun to you will help you get — and stay — motivated about working out. What do you like to do? Continue reading

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Want a tattoo? What you should know before you get one

If you like the idea of tattoos and you just love those tattoo colors, think again. On August 7, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration issued an FDA warning letter stating that not all tattoo ink is safe, and could cause skin infection.

The FDA's latest warning might make you think twice before getting a tattoo. (Credit: Kyra Bramble/Travelettes)

The FDA’s latest warning might make you think twice before getting a tattoo. (Credit: Kyra Bramble/Travelettes)

Tattooing may be popular now, but is it worth it to get a tattoo if it’s going make you sick? Here’s what you need to know about tattoo ink risks. Continue reading

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Buy, Give, and Save with Extra Credit by CengageBrain.com

Want to help donate money for some awesome charities while saving money on your college textbooks? Look no further than the CengageBrain.com Extra Credit Program! Trust me – the karma gods will be in your favor after doing something good for humanity. Learn here about how you can help, while you prepare to go back to school.

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What you need to know about student loans for college

The fall semester of college is just around the corner and applying for student loans may be on your to-do list. But in the flurry of filing paperwork are you thinking about how the student loan repayment will affect you in the future? Probably not.

It's important to read the fine print when filing for student loans. (Credit: Collegescholarships.org)

It’s important to read the fine print when filing for student loans. (Credit: Collegescholarships.org)

By the time you graduate your student loan balance may be pretty large. It’s going to take a student loan calculator to help you figure out what you can afford to pay and how long to pay off the loan. Here are a few things you need to know about student loans and how it affects your life. Continue reading

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One week only: Take 25% off rental textbooks from CengageBrain.com

Now that the month of August is here, it’s time to start planning for back-to-school! So maybe you like to wait until the last minute to get the textbooks you need to help get you through the semester – but we’re here to tell you why you should NOT wait.

While you may have just spent countless dollars of your hard earned money from your summer job on a new fall wardrobe, you should know that CengageBrain has a fantastic offer on those necessary school items called textbooks.

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Deals? As in plural? Yes, you read that correctly. This week, CengageBrain is offering five dollars off your purchase of fifty dollars or more worth of textbooks. Just use coupon code URBOOKS at CengageBrain.com.

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