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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

Cheat sheet to eat healthier this holiday season

We are officially in the thick of the holiday season. Whether you went into Thanksgiving with a plan to eat healthier through the New Year, or you have decided along the way to watch those calories, we all know that it can be hard to resist the sweet treats that are everywhere this time of year.

Learn how to control your cravings over the holiday season. (Credit: QuickMeme)

Learn how to control your cravings over the holiday season. (Credit: QuickMeme)

College students, need a cheat sheet to help you take control of what you are consuming during any festivities? Read on for some advice. 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

Life hacks for college students to find your career

The biggest, most important of all life hacks for college students? It has to be how to find your career. No matter where you are in your college career—from a freshman to a senior—you have spent time wondering what your future job prospects will be when you receive that diploma.

College is the time to decide on a career. (Credit: Youniversity)

College is the time to decide on a career. (Credit: Youniversity)

Read on to learn the facts about the state of jobs for grads, and how you can improve your odds. Read more

DIY projects for holiday gift baskets

Gift baskets are usually found at church raffles, but college students can make their own basket of goodies for that special someone. Do-it-yourself projects show the recipient that you took the time to make a creative, thoughtful and useful gift just for them.

Movie Night gift basket. (Credit: forthemommas.com)

Movie Night gift basket. (Credit: forthemommas.com)

The options are almost endless for baskets. Just remember what your friend likes, create a theme, buy a big empty basket and fill it full of interesting and unique items. Read more

Few college students are finishing their four-year degree on time

A new study from Complete College America, a non-profit group, has found that very few college students actually complete their four-year degree on time. In fact, graduation rates to earn a degree in four years at public universities are only 19 percent for full-time students.

Federally reported graduation rates are already low, but even fewer college students finish their four-year degree on time. (Credit: US News)

Federally reported graduation rates are already low, but even fewer college students finish their four-year degree on time. (Credit: US News)

What is perhaps most disturbing for college students and their families is that this inability to finish on time is starting to become the accepted norm, with education policy experts now using six years as the standard for earning a bachelor’s degree and three years for an associate’s degree. Read more

College comparison: Larger vs. smaller colleges

The college you pick says a lot about what you want out of college life. Besides academics and college sports, college students consider many features when choosing a college.

Classroom sizes will vary no matter if you attend a small or large college. (Credit: Her Campus)

Classroom sizes will vary no matter if you attend a small or large college. (Credit: Her Campus)

The size of the school you attend can determine the diversity of students, professor to student ratio, prestige, class size and other factors. Here is a college comparison of large versus small colleges. Read more

Holiday shopping life hacks for college students

The biggest retail moment is just ahead—holiday shopping. For college students who would like to save money this holiday season, while still finding the perfect gifts for their friends and family, there are some tips and tricks that can help you.

Follow our tips and tricks for holiday shopping. (Credit: Holiday Memes)

Follow our tips and tricks for holiday shopping. (Credit: Holiday Memes)

Make the most of the upcoming holiday shopping season with these life hacks. Read more

5 skills to learn in college for your career path

In addition to academics, learning social skills and living on your own away from parents, college is intended to give you an education so that you can go out into the world, have a career and support yourself and your own family.

Develop your communication skills in college to prepare you for the future. (Credit: Getty Images)

Develop your communication skills in college to prepare you for the future. (Credit: Getty Images)

Not only do college students need to learn information vital to your career path (business, biology, computers, etc.) but you also need skills that make you marketable and attractive to prospective employers. Here are some college tips for skills to learn to land that great job. Read more

Abuse of prescription drugs on college campus

The nonmedical use of prescription drugs on college campuses is a growing problem. Many college students are using drugs such as Adderall, Ritalin and Concerta in the belief that they improve academics.

The use of prescription drugs is a common issue with college students. (Credit: Bruins Public Health)

The use of prescription drugs is a common issue with college students. (Credit: Bruins Public Health)

In reality, many students who abuse prescription drugs perform poorly on tests and run the risk of dependency and even death. Here is some advice for addressing the problem and improving campus life. Read more