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Ask your ‘rents for these cool Christmas presents

Let’s face it, a college student budget isn’t exactly made to purchase any big ticket items. So if you’ve been longing for the perfect Christmas gift that’s too expensive for you to swing, it may be time to ask Santa, aka mom and dad.

If you want something that’s not in your budget, ask mom and dad for it for Christmas.

If you want something that’s not in your budget, ask mom and dad for it for Christmas.

College students: now is the time to give the ’rents a heads up on the cool Christmas presents you have your heart set on, but you just can’t afford on your own. Come Christmas morning, you will be happy knowing you got just what you wanted, and they will be happy knowing how much you appreciate their gift. Read more

“Mom and Dad, I got a bad grade in college”

Looking for ideas on how to break the bad news to your parents that your grades this semester are less than stellar? If sitting them down and simply saying “Mom and Dad, I got a bad grade in college” seems a bit too, shall we say, pedestrian, then here are some ways you can break the ‘rents hearts, one F at a time.

Getting a bad grade might not be a big deal to you, but breaking the news to the 'rents might not be so simple.

Getting a bad grade might not be a big deal to you, but breaking the news to the ‘rents might not be so simple.

3 ways to handle the bad news

There are a couple ways to go when you’ve bombed a test or assignment. Jen Thames blogged for collegenews.comYou’ve Made Your Bed: Breaking Bad Grades to Parents” on December 5, 2011, with her three suggestions: Read more