‘Money’ Posts

How to: Successfully Negotiate a Pay Increase

How to: Successfully Negotiate a Pay Increase

Jobs. They are probably the reason you’re in college in the first place. Everyone wants a good job, better job, or the best job they can obtain. If you’re one of the lucky few who have their dream job and pay, then there’s no need to keep reading. If you’re still searching, however, or wondering ...

Making Sense of Student Loans

Making Sense of Student Loans

Being in college is difficult enough without the added stress of trying to navigate the complicated world of student loans and financial aid. Some of us have probably already been there—entering the financial aid office on campus to get some help from an advisor and finding a line 50 people deep. At my school, it ...

Managing Your First Credit Card

Managing Your First Credit Card

Turning 18 means that you’re suddenly allowed to do a bunch of cool things that you just weren’t mature enough for a few days earlier. You can buy Sharpies, sign things on your own behalf and go skydiving. Responsibility ramps up as well: any felonies you commit will now be on your permanent record and ...

Earn Money With Your Car as a Student

Earn Money With Your Car as a Student

When looking to make extra money, college students typically don’t have a lot of options. A rigid class schedule and a limited resume can make finding even a part-time job difficult–lack of flexibility and little experience limits job prospects considerably. What many college students with cars forget is that they already have a resource for ...

Quick Tips for Scholarships

Quick Tips for Scholarships

At this point in my college career I’m not sure what I have more of, knowledge or debt. Fortunately, scholarships exist to aid students through the treacherous amount of tuition fees we have to pay. They may seem hard to come by, but there are actually helpful tips that can help you snag one of ...

Personal Finance Tools You Should Be Using

Personal Finance Tools You Should Be Using

College students, as a general rule, are striving for autonomy. We all want to be independent of our parents, but when it comes to money, sometimes it’s easier to ask mom for cash or get dad to do your taxes. If you’re ready to get better at managing your money on your own, check out ...

Side Jobs for Students

Side Jobs for Students

Money: everyone wants more of it. If you’d like to make some dough without committing to a full-time job, try out some of the suggestions below. Fiverr One of the most well-known online side hustles, fiverr.com, is a hub for simple tasks (from web design to business consulting) that people are willing to pay a ...

Books That Will Make You Better: The Richest Man in Babylon

Books That Will Make You Better: The Richest Man in Babylon

College students are notoriously bad with money. Many of us find ourselves provided for in the way of food and housing and without the responsibilities of a career. With this freedom comes a false sense of security; when we have cash, we spend it. Meanwhile, we’re racking up massive amounts of debt. What’s a young ...

How To: Save Money on Transportation

How To: Save Money on Transportation

Being a college student can be an expensive adventure. With tuition and fees, books, on or off-campus housing, and trying to maintain a social life, expenses  add up quickly. HackCollege is all about helping you save money. That’s why we’ve put together this list of ways to save on transportation wherever you go: class, home, ...

Amazon Shopping Hacks

Amazon Shopping Hacks

Ah, Amazon—the online world’s one-stop shop for diapers, drones and discounted textbooks. Whether you’re logging in for the occasional splurge or are chained to the mobile app, there are plenty of ways to enhance your Amazon experience. We’ve provided some helpful tips here. Share Prime Amazon Prime has many perks, but sometimes even the discounted ...

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 ...