Free eBook: Tips On Preparing For College 1

Free eBook: Tips On Preparing For College
Once a month, I plan to release a free ebook that will provide tips for college success. Each ebook in the “Tips On College” series will feature an interview with a college professional who will answer important questions in their particular area of expertise. The ebooks are available, free of charge, to all RSS or ...

10 Ways To Save Money On Your Computer 1

10 Ways To Save Money On Your Computer
Nearly every college student buys a computer at one time or other.  Computers are irreplaceable when writing, communicating, and learning.  However, computers are also excellent at eating your money!  To get a good computer, without going broke in the process, utilize these ten ways to save money on your computer. #1 Know What You Need ...

The Dangers of Social Networking Sites in College 2

The Dangers of Social Networking Sites in College
Today’s post is a guest post written by Britney Wilkins.  She writes about classroom videos on SmartTeaching.org. The emergence of Facebook and MySpace in 2003 opened up a new way for students to keep in contact with each other, as Facebook spiraled from exclusively Harvard-only to worldwide within a few years. MySpace was always open ...

Book Review: College Prep 101

Book Review: College Prep 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 ...

Back To School Giveaway Winner Announced! 14

Back To School Giveaway Winner Announced!
This Monday, Debt-free Scholar’s computer giveaway started.  Last night at 11:59 PM, five days and 1,475 entries later, the contest closed. I am very grateful to everyone who participated, and I hope you all enjoyed completing the scavenger hunt as much as I enjoyed planning it.  Throughout the week, I had the pleasure of communicating ...

Facebook Fan Page Added! 1

Facebook Fan Page Added!
Debt-free Scholar finally has its own Facebook page!  I have been intending to build one for a while, and, earlier this week, I finally did it.  Now all you Facebook-using college students can learn more about college while browsing Facebook!  [Note: This is not an excuse to waste your time on Facebook. 😉 ] The ...

42 Bite-Sized Tips for College Freshmen 4

42 Bite-Sized Tips for College Freshmen
The first year of college is always difficult as students acclimate to a new environment, learn to function on their own, and begin working toward their degree. Hopefully these forty-two bite-sized tips will help make that important year just a little easier. Get to know fellow students. Networking is crucial to success. Get organized. (Unless ...

10 More Ways to Waste Money In College 11

10 More Ways to Waste Money In College
A few month ago I published a very popular post called “12 Ways To Waste Money In College“.  Because of that post’s popularity, I have decided to write a continuation of it.  Today, I explain ten more ways that college students often waste money.  Avoid these dangerous money drains! DVD Rental Many people spend more ...

Win an HP “Better Together” Computer Bundle! 59

Win an HP
This giveaway is now over.  Look for new coupons and contests in Debt-free Scholar’s “Steals and Deals” category. Today is the day!  Almost a month after I originally announced the Back To School: Better Together giveaway, the drawing is now live here on Debt-free Scholar! Between today (Monday, August 31) and next Friday (September 4 at ...

August ’09 Top College Post Winners

This is the August 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 money-conscious college students. The top college posts for this month cover many important topics ranging from time management to financial simplification.  In them, you will learn ...