‘Money’ Posts

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 ...

Quick Tip: Sell Old Textbooks Now, Buy Back Later If Needed

Quick Tip: Sell Old Textbooks Now, Buy Back Later If Needed

Purchasing textbooks outright is usually associated with high costs when compared to renting and other alternatives. On top of the high price, you may only use certain books for a semester before they become expensive display pieces on your bookshelf. To help offset the costs associated with buying textbooks, try selling them as soon as ...

6 Classes You’ll Wish You Took in College

6 Classes You’ll Wish You Took in College

We all know that college is a time for parties and for classes that look good but don’t teach much. Well, I’m here to tell you that if you want to get something lasting out of your college experience besides a piece of paper, take a handful of basic skills classes that you’ll be able ...

5 Reasons Why You’re Always Broke

5 Reasons Why You’re Always Broke

As disheartening as it is for some people to admit, the broke college student stereotype has some truth to it. A lot of college students frequently find themselves wondering where in the world all of their money went towards the middle of the semester. You might think you can stretch a dollar further than everyone ...

Why You Should Ditch Cell Phone Contracts and Subsidies

Why You Should Ditch Cell Phone Contracts and Subsidies

Over the last six years, cell phones have gone from a small part of our lives to must-have companions for everyone. Our devices no longer serve as just an away-from-home line or a constantly-buzzing text messenger, they’re navigation systems, game consoles, personal assistants, and much more. But the extra features have also led to increasing ...

20 Money-Saving Tips for Frugal Students

20 Money-Saving Tips for Frugal Students

Saving money is hard enough when you’re not a college student with a busy schedule. Although a challenge, it is possible to find savings in every corner of your budget. The Rented Life‘s David Levitz knows about this challenge all too well. The University of Minnesota student is currently working his way through a semester ...

5 Crucial Tips for Protecting Your Money

5 Crucial Tips for Protecting Your Money

Whether you’re swiping your debit card every other day on campus, or traveling abroad for spring break, it’s important to make sure your hard-earned (and much-needed) money is safe. You may think your bank account is a safe place, but that’s not always the case. Follow these tips to keep your money accessible to you ...

8 Places to Snag Student Discounts and Deals

8 Places to Snag Student Discounts and Deals

Everyone knows that college enrollment places a heavy financial burden on students by way of tuition, textbooks, fees, hidden fees, and more hidden fees. But tucked beneath those heaping mountains of student debt is a modest, yet refreshing return on investment: the student discount. Wherever you attend school — be it a big state university ...

How to Avoid Ruining Your Credit in College

How to Avoid Ruining Your Credit in College

In college, one of the biggest financial worries students have is the debt they’re building up each semester. Student loans can be a nightmare and the only way to get rid of them is to pay them off. (Sorry, bankruptcy won’t get rid of student loans.) But there is another financial issue that a lot ...