Posts Tagged ‘Finances’

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 ...

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 ...

College Transitions: 4 Simple Ways to Gain Independence

College Transitions: 4 Simple Ways to Gain Independence

Transitioning from high school to college can be really tough. To help you adjust, TYT University and Lisa Ferguson are bringing you everything you need to know, from making new friends to forming new study habits and more! First up: how to gain independence before you leave home. Now is the perfect time to start ...

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Leaving the Nest

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Leaving the Nest

Financial independence is one of the most liberating parts of adulthood; but leaving the nest too soon may lead to poor financial decisions, such as taking on debt to maintain a lifestyle. You should think long and hard about whether or not you have the financial maturity and stability to handle living on your own. ...

Five Ways To Make Extra Cash In College

Five Ways To Make Extra Cash In College

Money: the one thing ever college student would love to have more of, aside from sleep, food, and arguably a longer weekend. All over the internet you are sure to find dozens of get rich quick schemes, ranging from taking hundreds of surveys for a few cents each to selling energy drinks in a pyramid ...

How To Save Money On College Textbooks 101

How To Save Money On College Textbooks 101

Unless you have a magical scholarship that covers the cost of textbooks, you’re spending far too much money on something you may never even use. Whether you’re taking Advanced Biology or Shakespeare’s Tragedies, you’re probably shelling out a pretty penny each semester. Sometimes you use the book every day of class, and other times you ...