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5 Benefits to Studying Abroad

5 Benefits to Studying Abroad

Have you ever considered studying abroad for a semester in college? To some, the thought of heading over to Europe for five or six months is terrifying, while to others it sounds right up their ally. Regardless as to what side of the fence you fall on, or even if you are on the fence itself, here are five benefits to studying abroad. Continue Reading

Disadvantages of Taking College Classes Over The Summer

Disadvantages of Taking College Classes Over The Summer

In my previous post, I discussed a handful of advantages with taking courses over the summer at college. While many of the advantages makes sense for students, you have to also look at the other side of the coin, the disadvantages and what it will “cost” you in the end. In this post, I am going to take about some of the disadvantages that you should be aware of when it comes to taking summer courses. Continue Reading

How I Survived College Financially

How I Survived College Financially

If you’ve read my post last week, then you know that I got into some credit card debt while in college. While I talked about working a summer job, I didn’t go into detail about the other ways I earned income throughout college. I thought that writing this might give some others that are in college (or even recent grads looking to earn a few extra dollars) a couple of ideas or at least start the creative thinking process begin. Continue Reading

Surviving Spring Break Financially

Surviving Spring Break Financially

With most college student’s enjoying Spring Break in the next few weeks, I thought it would be a good time to offer some financial advice on the topic. I don’t plan on ruining your fun if you are headed somewhere warm for the week, but from my personal experience, Spring Break is a ton of fun. And with all of this excessive fun, many of us get caught up in the moment and don’t think about the consequences of our actions until it is too late. I am here to explain to you two consequences now, hoping you will think twice before going too far. Continue Reading

Five Financial Aid Mistakes to Avoid

Five Financial Aid Mistakes to Avoid

Applying to college and then trying figure out which college you are going to attend should be the hard part of starting your college career. But many make the mistake of letting financial aid be the hardest part. The world of financial aid is a big one and at times has some complexities to it. Below are five common financial aid mistakes to avoid. Doing so will allow you to take some of the stress out of paying for college. Continue Reading

Start Now for Summer Internships

Start Now for Summer Internships

I know it’s crazy to start talking about summer considering we just celebrated Christmas, but summer is only a few short months away. Along with the warm weather, college students will start working as summer interns. In order to land a great summer internship, you need to start early. In fact, you should have already started. Typically, students begin applying for summer internships during the fall semester when colleges hold their career fairs and the application process lasts through late March. It’s important to get started on applying for internships now for a variety of reasons, some of which I highlight below. Continue Reading

How to Prepare for Final Exams in 3 Steps

How to Prepare for Final Exams in 3 Steps

I know, most of you reading this is are asking why am I writing about final exams in early November? Final exams are over a month away! While this is true I have found that I did best on the final exams that I started studying for early. In fact, here is the pan of attack that I used while in college to great success. Continue Reading

Four Tips For College

Four Tips For College

College campuses will be filling up in the next few weeks as classes soon begin. Regardless of what year you are, below are four tips to help navigate you through your college career. While they may not seem very important at the time, they have a profound effect on your future. Continue Reading

3 Ways to Continue Your Education for Free (or Close to It)

3 Ways to Continue Your Education for Free (or Close to It)

Just because you’ve earned your college degree doesn’t meant the learning needs to end. All that needs to end is taking out student loans for more learning. There are many ways you can continue your education for little or no cost. While non of these will earn you a degree, they will allow you to learn new skills and/or hobbies. Below I point out three such options. Continue Reading

Getting Through College Without Student Loans

With the increasing costs of tuition, and fewer number of scholarships available, is it still possible to graduate without thousands of dollars in debt without help from your parents? Anyone who has graduated from college (or is currently still in college) knows how difficult it is to graduate debt free. I know of several people… Continue Reading