Reader Question: What Was Your Biggest Financial Mistake? 8

Reader Question: What Was Your Biggest Financial Mistake?
Occasionally, I write reader question posts.  In this type of post I ask a question, give a short explanation, and give you the opportunity to answer the question in the comments section. If you have been in college for a few years, you probably can think of many mistakes that you made as a new student.  ...

Why Every College Student Should Ride a Bike 14

Why Every College Student Should Ride a Bike
Why ride a bike?  Bicycling is a very interesting method of transportation. It has only been around for about two hundred, yet it is extremely popular. People ride bikes for recreation, for racing, and for transportation. In this article, I present nine reasons why the bicycle is helpful as a transportation mode for college students. ...

9 Essential Free Programs Every College Student Must Have 8

9 Essential Free Programs Every College Student Must Have
One of the largest computer-related expenses is that of software.  Owners of new computers often spend hundreds of dollars on their computer’s operating system, office suite, email program, calendar, and other programs.  This does not need to be.  Here are nine programs that you can use to outfit your computer – for free! OpenOffice.org OpenOffice.org ...

6 Free Resources for the SAT 6

6 Free Resources for the SAT
Preparing for the SAT can be difficult…and expensive.  Many serious college-bound students pay hundreds of dollars for SAT study guides and classes.  This does not need to be, however.  Today, I present six free resources that you can use to study for the SAT! Official SAT Practice Test – College Board, the company that provides ...

Why Rent Textbooks? 6

Why Rent Textbooks?
Online textbook renting is a relatively new phenomenon.  How many people have ever heard of renting college textbooks?  When I first heard of the idea, I was skeptical.  Would it really save money?  Would it take extra time?  After investigating this intriguing new idea, I decided that it saves money, time, and difficulty. Money Renting ...

12 Ways to Waste Money in College 23

12 Ways to Waste Money in College
The road through college is covered with sink holes waiting to be filled with your hard-earned dollars. Today, I will discuss twelve common ways that money is wasted in college. Dropping out of classes – College classes are expensive.  Quitting or failing college classes is even more expensive.  Just dropping one class a quarter can ...