April ’09 Top College Post Winners 3

This is the second edition of the Top Posts for Frugal Scholars Contest.  Once a month, I post links to the posts that I consider best for frugal scholars that month.

This month’s winning posts consider important issues such as budgeting in ten steps, a home-based, part-time business idea, energy boosting techniques, and more.  If you want to save money and time while getting a better education, read these posts.

Financial Tips

“How To Make A Budget In 10 Easy Steps” – In this insightful post, the author breaks the budgeting process down into ten practical steps. The instructions include information on planning your budget, reviewing your budget, and, most importantly, continuing your budget.

“The Three Most Influential Lessons My Parents Taught Me” – This article presents three major financial lessons – all in the form of a story.  As you follow along in the entertaining story, you will learn three important ideas – (1) want is not need, (2) nothing is free, and (3) now is the second best time to act (the best time was 30 years ago).

“Easy Weekend Business: Sell Used Books” – This interesting article explains everything that you need to know to start selling books online at Amazon or Ebay.  It explains how to get books, how to sell them, how to ship them, and much more!

“College Money Tip #15: Get Saving” -This short article explains one way that you can save money in college.  The tip?  Include a savings category in your budget!  Read the post to learn how and when this method works.

Study Tips

“11 Great Tips to Boost Your Energy” – Before you grab a cup of coffee or some other energy drink, read this excellent article.  Here, Ibrahim lists many ways to get energy in a healthful way, and he also explains why to avoid many of the most commonly-used methods.

“5 Effortless Steps to Seminar Success” – Many of the methods outlined in this post are just common sense.  Just? Actually,sometimes “common” sense is not very common.  So, if you plan to attend a seminar sometime in the near future, go read this article.  Following these simple directions will help you get the most out of the seminar.

“Why We Procrastinate” -Most scholars struggle with procrastination.  One way to get over a difficulty is to figure out why it is happening.  When you begin to think logically in this way, it is often easier to stop giving in to the temptation.  This interesting post lists seven common reasons for procrastination.

Other Useful Tips

“What If My Dream Major Turns Into a Nightmare?” – Have you completed half your degree, only to find the subject no longer interests you?  If so, this article is for you!  Here you will learn about a real-life person who experienced this difficulty, and what to do if it happens to you.

“How To Make A Survival Key Chain” -Alright, so this article does not have too much to do with college.  However, a survival key chain is a useful item for anyone, students included.  You will be surprised how often you use these tools.  Just remember not to bring this to campus.

“Translating Volunteer Experiences to Workplace Credentials” – This article explains how to take your volunteer experience and turn it into a valuable part of your resume.  In addition, through the use of examples, the author explains exactly how to do it.

Well, those are the ten winning posts for this month.  If you have a post that you think is worthy of winning the May contest, make sure you submit it as soon as possible.

3 thoughts on “April ’09 Top College Post Winners

  1. Reply MLR Apr 24,2009 7:44 PM

    Thanks for including my guest post @ Frugal Dad!

    I am glad you liked it!

    MLR

  2. Reply Ryan @ SpendOnLife Apr 29,2009 1:38 PM

    Nate and MLR,
    I especially liked the post “The Three Most Influential Lessons My Parents Taught Me”. My parents were very open with me about some of the financial mistakes they made in the past which helped me to avoid some of them. Talking with your kids about money is important!

    Thanks,

    rps

  3. Reply The Digerati Life Apr 29,2009 5:30 PM

    Thanks for the great tip list. I’ll be checking them all out!

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