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5 Simple Budgeting Tips for College Students

5 Simple Budgeting Tips for College Students

Whether you’re just starting your college career or in the midst of brand-new bills and loan payments, it’s never too early to learn how to budget your life. Here are five simple tips to help you find ways to budget your college life. Use Mint Even if you’re still in college, there are bound to be ...

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. ...

10 Ways to Make Extra Money as a College Student

10 Ways to Make Extra Money as a College Student

This post was written by Blake Moffat, a student studying business and law. Blake also works as a member of the online community team at MoneyBuddy. Freelance Like the idea of working, but don’t like the idea of being tied down to one job for months and months? If so, freelance work is a great option for you. Unlike ...

Life on the Road: The Ups and Downs of Freelancing

Life on the Road: The Ups and Downs of Freelancing

On a 24-hour train from Hong Kong to Beijing, I made about $100 on board that smelly, electricity-and-internet-free compartment. Let me tell you something, that money goes a long way in Asia. While I couldn’t technically access my invoice on Ballpark or submit it for payment, I was able to complete a project, from start ...

3 Savings Methods That Help You Get What You Want

3 Savings Methods That Help You Get What You Want

Whether you want to save up for the latest gadget, future travels, or to fund hobbies, finding effective savings methods is often the most difficult task you’ll encounter when attempting to hold on to money. More often than not, you’ll cut down on your spending by attempting to be frugal for a short amount of ...

The Pros and Cons of Campus Jobs

The Pros and Cons of Campus Jobs

Is it worth it to work at your college while taking classes at the same time? You know the short version of this post (Pro: you get money. Con: you have to work more.) but every job is different, and some might be more suited to your taste than others. Here’s a rundown on the ...

6 Ways To Go To Concerts For Free

6 Ways To Go To Concerts For Free

You hate Ticketmaster fees? Get in line. No one wants to pay them, but these same people don’t know how to get around them. Here’s the deal, you don’t have to even buy tickets for shows if you’re smart. There are plenty of ways to get around all the drama and still get into the ...

The College Degree: Not Enough to Lead to Equal Pay for Women

The College Degree: Not Enough to Lead to Equal Pay for Women

During this year’s equal pay day, women appreciate the advances they have made as well as the road left yet to travel. Take the Ledbetter Fair Pay Act anniversary of earlier this year.  Lilly Ledbetter sued Goodyear in 1998 for discrimination when earlier in her career she discovered she was paid less than her male ...

How To Maximize Your “Fun Money”

How To Maximize Your “Fun Money”

In college, you have to handle your budget. Unfortunately for many of us, that can be difficult: you pay for the Internet one week and you find out you have no money for books, or socks, or suddenly you’re ten-thousand dollars deep in gambling debt. It happens to all of us (okay, maybe just me?) ...

Filing Your 2012 Taxes in College: A Checklist

Filing Your 2012 Taxes in College: A Checklist

Guess what? It’s tax season. What are you going to do about it? For college students, filing taxes is an incredibly daunting task. After voting on taxes last November, and listening to endless political arguments about who should pay them, the last thing you want to do is file your taxes. Well, whether you’re claiming ...

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