Study for the CLEP in Four Steps

CLEP tests are an excellent credit-earning method available to all students.  Taking these tests will gain you real college credit… at a fraction of the normal cost. Instead of taking an entire class on a subject, CLEP testers learn the topic by individual study and take the test to verify their knowledge and gain college ...

20 Free Online College and University Lectures 1

20 Free Online College and University Lectures
This is a guest post from Karen Schweitzer. She writes about online courses for OnlineCourses.org.  A few months ago, she wrote another post about 20 free online courses.  Today, she lists 20 free online lectures.  We’re glad to have her back! Online lectures are an excellent way to get high quality information on a broad ...

Potentially Dangerous Gizmos & Gadgets: Part 2 3

Potentially Dangerous Gizmos & Gadgets: Part 2
In part one of the “Potentially Dangerous Gizmos & Gadgets” series, I covered the first three “gadgets”: email, cell phones, and Twitter.  Today, I will explain three more pieces of technology that can build your productivity… or destroy it. 4.  PDA’s Pros Personal Digital Assistants can be very helpful for college students.  Because of their ...

Book Review: 25 Ways To Make College Pay Off 2

Book Review: 25 Ways To Make College Pay Off
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 ...

Happy Independence Day!

It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more. ~ John Adams, July ...

10 Meaningful Ways To Be Patriotic This July 4th 1

10 Meaningful Ways To Be Patriotic This July 4th
On the Fourth of July, many people spend hundreds of dollars on foreign-made flags, shirts, whistles, and other things that latter get dumped into our landfills!  Unfortunately, this version of “patriotism”, although expensive, has no long-lasting benefits.  Instead, try to find ways to be patriotic that will benefit others.  To help you with that goal, ...

5 Ways To Show Your Patriotism… Frugally 2

5 Ways To Show Your Patriotism... Frugally
Often, Americans are pressured to celebrate their independence by spending lots of money.  Many people spend hundreds of dollars on expensive fireworks, hats, clothes, and other “patriotic” paraphernalia.  Today, I will explain five ways to show your patriotism without spending too much money. 1.  Fly The Flag – $20 For very little money you can ...

June ’09 Top College Post Winners 2

This is the June 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. This month’s posts discuss many important topics ranging from stress reduction to saving money with hobbies!  After reading these posts you will know ...

Give Me Three Minutes And I’ll Make You A Better Communicator 5

Give Me Three Minutes And I'll Make You A Better Communicator
Communication is the key to success as a student and on the job.  If you know something important (and nearly everyone does), the ability to transfer your knowledge to someone else is inestimably useful.  However, truly excellent communicators are rare.  Very few people can concisely and quickly explain something in an interesting and engaging way.  ...

Potentially Dangerous Gizmos & Gadgets: Part 1 4

Potentially Dangerous Gizmos & Gadgets: Part 1
In the Technology Age, hundreds of different electronic “gizmos” scramble for our attention.  Ranging from voice transmitters (cell phones) to hand-held to-do lists (PDA’s) this technological equipment can be helpful… or destructive.  While proper use of this technology can save hours of your time, improper use can waste hours of your time.  In particular, I ...