College Life

There’s more to college than just showing up for class; the next few years will be filled with ups and downs as you learn to live on your own and balance academics with a social life. Whether you need to find cheap textbooks or learn how to shop on a shoestring budget, we’ll provide helpful tips to get you through college without going broke. We can even teach you how to study more effectively, finance a study abroad program, or throw a Super Bowl party that’s worthy of the Vince Lombardi Trophy. By the time you graduate, you’ll be an expert on saving money and how to find the best campus deals.

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Quick Ways to Earn Christmas Cash

It’s that time of the year when college students look forward to heading home and relaxing for a few weeks. Months of eating at the campus dining hall will be replaced with home-cooked meals, and long nights of studying will be swapped for Netflix marathons. But, it won’t be long before the spring semester arrives along with those college tuition bills. Thankfully, this is a perfect time for students to earn a little extra cash to help buy holiday gifts or save up for those impending college expenses. Sure, students could get a job at a local restaurant or even a retail store, but holiday shoppers aren’t always in the best of moods. For those looking to earn some cash over winter break, and still find time to have some fun, we suggest heading over to Unigo.com.

Check out its latest blog post, “5 Ways to Make Money This Holiday Season” for some great money-making tips. Happy Holidays!


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College Tips: Beg, Borrow and Buy Used

By now, you should know that scholarships are a great way to reduce the overall cost of attending college. But, what do you do if you haven’t been fortunate enough to score enough to make much of a dent in your college expenses? You could get mad and scream for a few minutes (it never hurts to let off some steam now and then), but what would that really solve? Not much. There are, however, a few ways you can reduce your college costs, and it has to do with the three B’s – beg, borrow and buy used. Want to know more? Head over to Unigo.com and check out its new post, “3 Easy Ways to Reduce Your College Expenses.”


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3 Steps for Snagging the Best Black Friday Deals

Black Friday is just a few days away, and the excitement is already killing us. Seriously, who doesn’t like to get a great deal, right? And, for broke high school or college students, it’s the one time of the year where a few dollars can really get you some great stuff. Whether you’re looking for a new laptop or just need to update your gaming collection, the discounts are just too good to pass up. Unfortunately, some of you will make the age-old mistake of just heading out to shop without any plan in hand. Big mistake! That’s why we’ve put together this easy three-step plan to help you snag the best Black Friday deals.

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Creative Ways to Fund a Study Abroad Experience

Can you image completing your homework assignments under the shade of the Eiffel Tower or in a remote village in a South American country? If so, a study abroad experience may be in your future. College is one of the few moments in your life where you can take some risks and try new things, such as studying in a foreign land. With so many programs to choose from, the possibilities are only limited by your imagination and your wallet. Although most colleges and universities offer a wide variety of study abroad experiences, very few programs are covered completely by your financial aid. In most cases, you’ll need additional funding to help cover all the expenses you’ll incur during your time away. Not only will you need to pay for tuition during the semester (or longer), but you’ll also need funding to cover travel expenses, insurance, and living expenses — just to name a few. Unless you have a wealthy relative or some cash stashed away, you’ll need to plan ahead if you want to travel abroad. In fact, it’s best to start saving for a study abroad experience at least 12 to 18 months in advance, if not longer. Not sure where to start? Consider these creative ways to fund your study abroad experience.

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Let’s All Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day

When is the last time you did something nice for someone for no particular reason at all? It seems as though most of us have forgotten how to give without expecting something in return. As a mom, I am always suspicious whenever one of my children volunteers takes out the trash or offers to wash my car. Ninety-nine percent of the time it’s a ploy to butter me up for the ‘ask,’ which usually involves money leaving my purse. If you don’t typically go out of your way to do something special, or rarely Bake Cookieshelp strangers, today is the day to step out of your comfort zone; Random Acts of Kindness Day is a great way to have some fun and put a smile on a few faces. Consider purchasing some flowers and passing out one to each girl you meet on the way to class. Maybe you could bake muffins or cookies for your teachers? If you still live at home, surprise your parents with dinner at their favorite restaurant. The possibilities are endless.

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