Let me begin by sharing a scenario with you. Jared has made the decision to purchase his first home. He has excellent credit so he has no concerns with obtaining a loan for his house. Jared applies for the loan only to be rejected by the bank. He’s a little confused so he pulls his […]
Personal Finance and Life
Life isn't just about money, and most peoples reactions and issues with money come from life. No personal finance or investing blog would be complete without talking about issues that impact people's lives daily.
A look back at The College Investor year in review, to see what business and personal goals worked well and what failed.
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A buddy and I recently decided we wanted to move to Washington state (coming from Florida). We’re looking at well over 3,000 miles which makes it significantly terrifying in terms of how far removed we would be from friends, family, and what we’ve been generally used to. The trick to all of it is to […]
There comes a point when a cramped dorm room becomes too much to handle. Maybe it’s the roommate that bugs you or the lack of laundry services. For some, it’s the cost of on-campus housing. In London, the cost of campus housing now exceeds the cost of off campus housing. Students pay as much as […]
Leaving home for a new life at college is a momentous occasion in a teenager’s life that is often as scary as it is exciting. Having to make new friends, live alone for the first time and adapt to new surroundings takes time, and many students can feel overwhelmed in the first few months. Getting […]
Every year, retailers take advantage of “Tax Day” – April 15 – to highlight specials and incentives. This year is no different. Here are some of our favorite free and cheap specials that we found for tax day – that are actually useful and fun. If you have a great freebie you want to share, […]
Looking to save money on Spring break? Try one of these tips to bring your spending down to zero!
Today is the 21st of January, and I thought I’d have some fun with the theme of 21. It’s been a long time since I’ve really talked about myself, so I thought that I would share 21 facts that you probably didn’t know about me. This site has grown exponentially since I started it in […]
Merry Christmas Eve! I hope you’re enjoying some great family time. This time of year everything slows down – both online and offline. Well, to give you some reading for your Christmas break, I wanted to recap some of the top articles here on The College Investor in 2014. This has been such an amazing […]
Wow, can you believe it’s been 5 years since I started The College Investor!?!?! I can’t! In the past five years, this site has seen a ton of changes and it just keeps getting better and better! Here are some of the projects I’m most proud of: Investing 101 Course The Young Millionaire Interview Series […]
Have you ever asked yourself, “I wish I could ask Robert something today?” You know, beyond the usual he posts on his site. Well, today is your lucky day. For the next 24 hours I’ll answering any questions you have, similar to Reddit’s popular AMA (Ask Me Anything). It’s your chance to ask me anything you’ve […]
I hope you’re enjoying a fun Labor Day weekend! Take it easy today, relax, and enjoy the unofficial end of summer. Even in personal finance, it’s important to take a break and not worry about your money. If you’re here reading this, tell me what you’re up to today!
I’m not a fan of cutting costs, but I’m also not a fan of overpaying for things that you don’t really need. But housing is something you really need – you can’t be homeless. But how much do you really need to spend on rent and housing? It’s not as much as you think. Earlier […]
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I’ve been thinking about a topic lately, and I wanted to get some reader input on it. I’ve been thinking about financial disasters. You see, I’m a big “worst case scenario” planner. I always want to be as prepared (financially) as possible for any worst case scenarios. And I’ve run through a lot of the […]