Posts Tagged ‘Saving Money’

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

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 ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

Freshman Week: 5 Ways to Survive College on a Budget

College is undoubtedly one of the most enjoyable experiences of your life. But if you are not used to budgeting your funds, you can quickly find yourself scraping the barrel. The first few weeks of college will be packed full of things that cost you money, whether it be buying new books for your studies or ...

Quantified Self for College Students

If you haven’t heard of this new movement yet, Quantified Self is a push to start measuring and keeping track of data about your body and your life. For a college student, this may seem a little bit ridiculous. Why does it matter if I know exactly how many minutes I was at the gym as ...

5 Ways to Save on Textbooks This Year

I’m not sure which supervillain is poised to star in the next blockbuster superhero movie, but if I had my druthers, I’d say any college’s campus bookstore director or textbook publisher would fit the bill: They prey on the innocent, their avarice is second only to Lex Luthor’s, and oh — I think they eat ...

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