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.

10 Easy & Inexpensive Last-Minute Gifts

Cheap Christmas Gifts Can you believe that Christmas is just a week away? It seems like only yesterday I was baking pies and stuffing a turkey. No matter how many times I promise to get a head start on my holiday shopping, it seems like something always derails those plans; whether it’s not enough time or not enough money in my piggy bank, I never seem to get it done. So, here I am again, desperately trying to throw together some nice gifts on a shoestring budget before it’s too late. Thank goodness for Pinterest, and all those wonderfully creative people who share their ideas, or I would be up a proverbial creek without a paddle. If you’re like me, and have waited until the last minute to pick up something for those on your holiday list, consider one of these easy gifts you can make yourself for next to nothing. Continue Reading…


I’ll Take a Double Cheeseburger, Fries and a Scholarship, Please!

Fast Food Scholarships Have you ever been out on a Friday night and driven down Danger Road? That’s the street in your town littered with every fast food restaurant imaginable. You know the one; golden arches beckon to you and a certain bell begs you to make a run for the border. The smell of lightly salted French fries wafts in the air and the tingle of carbonated bubbles tickles your nose. Deep down you know it’s bad for you, but it just tastes so good! I usually try to justify my late-night cravings by agreeing to an extra hour or so in the gym, but recently, I have come up with a much more satisfying argument: My cheeseburger is helping other students pay for college. Call me crazy, but if you want to eat your next fast food meal guilt-free, consider visiting some of the following companies the next time you get hungry. Continue Reading…


Where to Find Free Stuff for College

Win Free Stuff! Are you one of those people who hates filling out countless applications or dreads writing essays? Do you wish there was a simpler method to winning free money for college? Well, you just may be in luck! I recently stumbled upon some fun and easy methods of winning prizes, as well as scholarships for college. There’s no charge for registering on the websites, and most of the activities are ones you would normally encounter when preparing for college (or trying to avoid studying).
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Study Habits: Getting Organized

studying girl College can be a stressful experience. You will be juggling multiple classes, relationship issues, and, maybe even, work-related challenges. That’s why it is so important to establish good study habits. Getting organized is the key to making sure you are achieving everything you desire.

Procrastinating can be a detriment to your college studies. Margot Bell, associate director of student development at the University of British Columbia, states, “Starting to study early is critical to your success for so many reasons — it allows you to strategically map out your time.”

Below are a few great tips to help you achieve academic success. Continue Reading…


Benefits of Volunteering in College

volunteers During college, you may desire to live the party life and have your focus set on the three F’s: Food, Fridays & Fun! However, you can get all those goodies and more by volunteering at a local food bank, school, or homeless shelter.

Based on a report issued by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, individuals with higher levels of educational attainment are more likely to volunteer. In 2010, 42.3 percent of college graduates volunteered. Moreover, you are not alone in the community service movement. Young people, like you, are making a difference across this nation. You may even want to discuss your service with others at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service in New Orleans on June 6-8, 2011.

Think about how you can serve your community, and then review the benefits that volunteering will have on your life. Continue Reading…


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