‘Money’ Posts

Tech Tips for College Health

Tech Tips for College Health

Surviving college has become nearly impossible without the use of technology. We often forget how lucky we are to not have to sift through card catalogs at the library to find information. Luckily, technology has made helpful improvements beyond the stacks of the library and into tracking our daily lives, so why shouldn’t we utilize ...

Why You Should: Ditch Your Data Plan

Why You Should: Ditch Your Data Plan

A few years ago, we wrote about options for getting rid of your cell phone contract to save money. While that is certainly still an excellent option for your budget, today we’re going to take it one step further: get rid of smartphone data entirely. The Cost of Data The average individual cell phone bill ...

Quick Tips for Living in an Expensive State as a College Student

Quick Tips for Living in an Expensive State as a College Student

Being a college student can be a financial challenge, can’t it? You have to worry about paying for tuition and books while still maintaining healthy physical habits and trying to keep up with friends and family. Furthermore, most college students change their majors at some point during their college experience—which leads to more financial burden. Some ...

Buying Textbooks Without Breaking the Bank

Buying Textbooks Without Breaking the Bank

You’ve finally paid your tuition, your room and board is set, you have your parking pass and you think you’re good to go. You breathe a sigh of relief, thinking your bank account is finally done being brutalized. Then it hits you: textbooks. Why do textbooks have to be so expensive? The amount of money ...

Hack Studying Abroad: Free Tuition in Europe

Hack Studying Abroad: Free Tuition in Europe

The opportunity to study abroad is one touted for its educational and cultural benefits by the majority of American universities, but many students believe that it’s simply too expensive to even consider. In order to continue receiving financial aid, students are typically required to enroll in study abroad programs sponsored by their US-based school, which ...

How to Spend Extra Cash Productively

How to Spend Extra Cash Productively

Budgeting is awesome. It enables you to manage the money you have coming in to cover your expenses, fun, and maybe even some savings and donations. Always knowing how much money you have and where it is means you know what to spend and when to cut back; but what do you do when you ...

You Should be Using: Simple for Easier Money Management

You Should be Using: Simple for Easier Money Management

Banks are finally starting to up their game from a tech perspective, but Simple was created from the ground up with your personal finance needs in mind. There are no fees, beautiful web and mobile applications, and the most intuitive budgeting features you’ll find anywhere. Simple isn’t a bank, but rather a banking solution. Joshua ...

How to Build Credit Responsibly in College

How to Build Credit Responsibly in College

Last year, HackCollege’s Dominique Jackson gave some great advice on avoiding the credit pitfalls that often trap unsuspecting college students. This year, I want to reopen that topic and let you know how to build credit responsibly while still avoiding the pitfalls that lead to early debt and financial hardships. Credit Follows You Everywhere The ...

5 Pieces of Money Advice We Learn Too Late

5 Pieces of Money Advice We Learn Too Late

Despite hearing a lot of advice, it often takes experience to truly learn a lesson–especially when it comes to money. When you’re young and have little to no responsibilities outside of school, however, you don’t see the big picture, and moderation is not in your vocabulary. But if you’re looking to learn before you make ...

Mint and HackCollege Talk Personal Finance in College

Mint and HackCollege Talk Personal Finance in College

Regular HackCollege reader know that we’re big fans of financial responsibility. For college students, however, learning to budget and changing bad spending habits can be a struggle. To help students learn more, I talked with the team behind Mint, one of the most popular money management tools, about personal finance in college and ways students ...