In college I once ate a whole pound of sharp cheddar cheese. The dare, of course, was to eat two pounds, and I failed miserably. I just couldn’t get past the first pound of cheddar, and to this day, I still have trouble enjoying a nice bowl of mac ‘n cheese. I’m sure you have […]
Wondering if you should pay off your mortgage or boost your investments? This post breaks down which option would make more sense financially
Want to retire early? You don’t have to be rich to do it. Here are 5 real ways to make early retirement a reality.
Knowing how to manage money properly is a MUST & can either make or break your financial goals. Here are 5 money musts you need to know.
If increasing your income is a major concern, here’s why it won’t solve all your problems and what you should do instead.
The following is guest post from Brian. I’m a nerd for personal finance. Since around the age of 13, I’ve been invested in the stock market. I get excited when a new blog post shows up on The College Investor. And I have more fun receiving a paycheck and distributing the money strategically. When I […]
This is a guest post by Eric Rosenberg, a full-time freelancer and blogger at Personal Profitability. Eric writes about personal finance and entrepreneurship at InvestmentZen, his own blog, and other sites around the web. Your first day of work is a whirlwind. Meeting new people, getting your employee ID, learning your way around, figuring out […]
At a time when young women are making greater educational gains than their male counterparts and closing the gender pay gap, a 2015 survey finds that millennial women are no less likely to rely on their partner than previous generations when it comes to financial decision making. Specifically, just 11% of millennial women in couples […]
Robert’s note: We don’t typically discuss trading, because for many of our readers, a long term, ETF-based investment strategy makes sense. However, trading stocks is a path to wealth, and many people have been successful at it (we’ve spoken to Timothy Sykes before). But today’s guest post is great, because it’s thorough, and it acknowledges […]
The following is a guest post from Martin of Studenomics, where he shows you how to save money in your 20s without missing out on the fun. “Nobody ever told me that in college.” I wish that I could attribute this quote to one person. I’ve heard this from so many readers and friends. There’s […]
Today, nontraditional students make up more than 40% of the student populace. That number is growing so fast that those in the field of education are reconsidering terms like “traditional.” When you’re a nontraditional student, you face your own unique sets of challenges. You’re a full-grown adult, independent of mommy and daddy. In fact, you […]
“I feel like most jobs for college students are either low paying, or they need years of experience and a few Olympic gold medals,” Leo told me between periods of the hockey game. “I’m tired of eating frozen pizza and Kraft dinner all the time” he added, then continued. “I need a flexible job, rather […]
Real estate wholesaling. What is it? You may have heard of because it’s one of the most popular ways to get into real estate investing and can literally be done with no money and very little experience. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy. After being a real estate investor for almost a decade, I thought […]
There’s no better time than college to start a business. You’re old enough to apply for a credit card without help from your mom (ahh, the bane of every high school wantrepreneur), but you’re still young enough that you have nothing to lose and everything to gain. In college, having a side business that brings […]
“Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it … he who doesn’t … pays it.” – Attributed to Albert Einstein (origin of quote is disputed)If you are currently investing or plan to invest, it is critical that you familiarize yourself with the amazing effects of compounding.Here’s a quick […]
If you are a recent college graduate you have an amazing opportunity. If you are willing to take a few simple steps now, you’ll have a much easier time preparing for retirement than people 10 years senior and older. Right now, you may not make as much money as people who have been at it […]
Planning your financial future can be vague, but here are some tools, questions, and resources to help you understand and plan for your money future.
I learned some tough money lessons in my 20s. I had credit card debt that was spiraling out of control. I was making unnecessary purchases. I was definitely not saving money. I learned all of these lessons the hard way. The very hard way. I recently turned 30, and the next chapter awaits: preparing for […]
How to start saving for college with a 529 college savings plan that allows parents and families to save for their children’s education with tax deferred money.
If you want to land the job and pass an interview, you have to project success by mastering your body language. Here are 12 proven tips to help.
We had a hard time figuring out how much you’ll owe on variable rate student loan debt, so we created a free calculator to help.
Achieve Lending is revolutionizing the way students shop for education loans. Learn how this student loan search engine can save you THOUSANDS of dollars.