7 Common Textbook Rental Questions 23

7 Common Textbook Rental Questions
One excellent money saving method for college students is that of textbook rental.  Rather than buying your textbooks and trying to resell them when you are done with them, you can rent your textbooks.  This eliminates the financial guesswork.  No longer do you have to worry about trying to resell your used books.  No longer ...

Book Review: Scholarships 101 3

Book Review: Scholarships 101
Once a week I try to review some book related to college in order to lend some guidance to a field that has become completely overrun. So many people are writing test guides and college help books that it is easy to buy a product which is not useful and which will be occupying space ...

4 Reasons To Never Join Twitter 1

4 Reasons To Never Join Twitter
This is part two of my series about Twitter, a micro-blogging/social networking service.  In my first post, I explained ten ways in which Twitter can help college students excel in school.  For instance, the 140 character per update limit can help you learn to write concisely.  Today’s post, however, takes the opposite approach by listing ...

Twitter Profile Updated… Any Thoughts? 5

Twitter Profile Updated... Any Thoughts?
Today I updated my Twitter profile.  As I was working on freshening up Debt-free Scholar, I realized that my Twitter stream was still using a default background!  Recognizing the opportunity for improvement, I decided to make a custom Twitter background.  Using a few of my favorite profiles as examples, I renovated my profile, adding some ...

6 Free Resources for the GED 3

6 Free Resources for the GED
A short time ago, I wrote a post titled “6 Free Resources for the GRE“.  In that post, I explained six free methods by which a student can prepare for the Graduate Record Examination without spending any money!  One of the commenters on that post asked if I would write another post listing free resources ...

Save on Summer Textbooks [Coupon] 2

Save on Summer Textbooks [Coupon]
This coupon code is now expired.  Look for new coupons and contests in Debt-free Scholar’s “Steals and Deals” category. I have just worked out a special deal for you with Campus Book Rentals (one of our sponsors).  In addition to the savings you already get when renting textbooks online (normally 50% to 80%), Campus Book ...

5 Reasons to Start a College Blog Today! 8

5 Reasons to Start a College Blog Today!
Writing a niche blog related to your college major can be a great way to gain experience while jump-starting your career.  For example, a student getting a degree in aviation could build his reputation tremendously by writing a useful blog about the many aspects of flying commercially.  As long as is is done well, publishing ...

Review: Gearing Up To Finance A College Education 2

Review: Gearing Up To Finance A College Education
Once a week I try to review some book related to college in order to lend some guidance to a field that has become completely overrun. So many people are writing test guides and college help books that it is easy to buy a product which is not useful and which will be occupying space ...

May ’09 Top College Post Winners 4

This is the May edition of the Top Posts for Frugal Scholars Contest.  Here you will find the ten posts from this month that I consider most useful for frugal scholars. With the summer before you, this is a good time to think about job searching and life planning. Hopefully, you have already decided what ...

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.  ...