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Freshman Week: 5 Ways to Survive College on a Budget

Freshman Week: 5 Ways to Survive College on a Budget

College is undoubtedly one of the most enjoyable experiences of your life. But if you are not used to budgeting your funds, you can quickly find yourself scraping the barrel. The first few weeks of college will be packed full of things that cost you money, whether it be buying new books for your studies or ...

Freshman Week: How to Tame Your Freshman Ego

Freshman Week: How to Tame Your Freshman Ego

Whether you think so or not, almost everyone coming into a prestigious college (like the one I’m sure you’re going to) will have a very big ego come freshman year. After all, everyone just spent the summer riding on the high of their own accomplishments. At big-name schools especially, everyone loves to remember the reasons ...

College Transitions: Dealing with the Emotional Rollercoaster of College

College Transitions: Dealing with the Emotional Rollercoaster of College

Editor’s Note: This is the seventh and final part of College Transitions, a series of video posts brought to you by Lisa Ferguson and TYTUniversity. Transitioning into college can be really tough. Sometimes you’re happy and excited, other times you’re sad and overwhelmed, or maybe you just feel like you’re having a meltdown. Here are some tips to help get ...

Freshman Week: 7 Money Tips for College Students

Freshman Week: 7 Money Tips for College Students

With summer in its final weeks and school around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to fit in an awesome semester on a tight budget. Spending in college adds up — whether it’s on textbooks, rent, groceries, or especially, nights out. However, saving money and budgeting shouldn’t be something to ...

Freshman Week: Dorm Room Decorating on a Budget

Freshman Week: Dorm Room Decorating on a Budget

The cement walls of dorm rooms can frustrate in a few ways — they’re usually way too close to each other, they are somehow thin enough to hear everything your neighbors are up to, and they’re so ugly. But before you drop lots of money at the start-of-school poster sale and IKEA, try out these ...

College Transitions: 7 Study Tips for Freshmen

College Transitions: 7 Study Tips for Freshmen

Editor’s Note: This is part six of College Transitions, a twice-weekly series of video posts brought to you by Lisa Ferguson and TYTUniversity. Studying? Psshh! Yeah, you got that. Just check out these tips to help you study like a pro in college. Prioritize Your Classes Not all classes are the same. As you make your way through college, figure ...

Quantified Self for College Students

Quantified Self for College Students

If you haven’t heard of this new movement yet, Quantified Self is a push to start measuring and keeping track of data about your body and your life. For a college student, this may seem a little bit ridiculous. Why does it matter if I know exactly how many minutes I was at the gym as ...

College Transitions: Dorm Life Tips for Freshmen

College Transitions: Dorm Life Tips for Freshmen

Editor’s Note: This is part five of College Transitions, a twice-weekly series of video posts brought to you by Lisa Ferguson and TYTUniversity. Living in a dorm is WAY different from living with your parents. You’ll have more freedom and more friends, but that also leaves plenty of room for drama. Here’s how to kick college off right and make ...

College Transitions: Avoiding the Freshman 15

College Transitions: Avoiding the Freshman 15

Editor’s Note: This is part four of College Transitions, a twice-weekly series of video posts brought to you by Lisa Ferguson and TYTUniversity. The dreaded “freshman 15!” We’ve all heard the horrifying tales of heading off to college, gaining weight, and never, ever looking or feeling the same again. But plenty of students make it through college while staying healthy; ...

College Transitions: Complete Guide to a College Budget

College Transitions: Complete Guide to a College Budget

Editor’s Note: This is part three of College Transitions, a twice-weekly series of video posts brought to you by Lisa Ferguson and TYTUniversity. Budgets are never fun. Let’s face it — sometimes, they’re downright scary. But making a college budget can save you hundreds of dollars; and these simple steps will make it pretty easy. Related: 5 Simple Budgeting Tips for ...

College Transitions: How to Make New Friends in College

College Transitions: How to Make New Friends in College

Editor’s Note: This is part two of College Transitions, a twice-weekly series of video posts brought to you by Lisa Ferguson and TYTUniversity. You’ve been dreaming of college. The parties, the football games, the late night food (aka beer) runs. It’s all part of the incredible experience that awaits. But hang on — you’re going ...