Anna Lawrence shares how she started earning money by drawing dogs and other pets and is working to make it her full time income.
The spirit of entrepreneurship and running a small business has always been strong in my family. My father is a self-employed musician after running a deli, my grandfather owned a pharmacy, and others in my family have had their own restaurants and shops in the past as well. I’ve kept the tradition going in my […]
My side hustle started back in elementary school. I worked with a couple of friends from down the street and my sister to scrape the wooden sides off of pencils with a scissor blade, then colored and wrote on them to make custom made pencils, which were then sold out at community gatherings. My sister […]
Inside a flea market, you will hear many annoying sounds: screams from children wanting to go home or the vendors shouting at you, attempting to sell their latest and greatest product. The smell of the foul animals and items for sale fill the air. Walking into the market brings out many emotions from all people. […]
I have a vision. I envision myself in my cap and gown getting handed a diploma cover shouting at my video camera, “I graduated college debt-free! Afterward, calling Dave Ramsey to let him know the good news. By graduating debt-free, it’ll inspire students to reach higher for a degree without accepting student loans. Envisioning an […]
I’m a high school senior in Tennessee and I’m looking to attend Butler University in the fall as a Ballet major. With Butler being an expensive private school I am looking for additional help to pay for my post-secondary education. My mom recently lost her job of 18 years and my family is struggling to […]
As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a filmmaker. From my first ‘movie’ I made when I was five, I knew that’s what I’ve wanted to do. Because of that, I’ve been making videos for fun all my life. I experimented with editing, camera angles, writing, and every other aspect […]
At my high school, only upperclassmen and students in good academic standing are allowed to leave campus during lunch. Upon getting my driver’s license, I had a dilemma: I needed to earn money for gas and to get lunch off campus with my friends. However, I am very involved in my school’s music program (I […]
From the time I was a child, many in my family would describe me as a cheapskate. I would like to call myself frugal. For every dollar I made, I would put two in my pocket. Cue my grade six Galaxy Goop empire. Fast forward to the age of twenty-two and not much has changed, […]
Travel can be expensive, especially for a college student on a budget. Check out this college student’s guide to travel hacking to learn how to cut the costs of travel.
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 […]