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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.
Here are seven great personal finance gift ideas for the personal finance lover, or the relative that needs to learn about this stuff.
Ready to move out once and for all? Here’s everything you need to know about how to move out of your parents’ house emotionally and financially.
Most of us go to college to learn something, but you must also improve your skills. Here are 5 skills every college student must learn.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Two months ago, everyone was gearing up for the new year with big goals and high hopes of achieving them. Unfortunately, only around 8% of people stick to and succeed at their New Year’s resolutions. It’s reported that those who are successful at meeting their resolutions set goals all year long. I’m one of those […]
In this day and age when phones and email are so prevalent, many people forget the power of a well-written letter. Yet, in so many important matters of life, we send out mail correspondence: graduations, weddings, showers, etc. It is important to remember the power that a well-written letter can have, and also in what matters […]
There’s a lot of controversy surrounding the middle class — what is it? Is it going away? How can you get into it or move out of it? What about the different subclasses within it: the lower and upper middle class? There are no strict thresholds defining the middle class, but most distinguish the middle class […]
Wow – what a year! 2013 was a very transformative year here at The College Investor. I can’t believe how far this site has come since I started it out of boredom after college. It’s now transformed into a completely unique resource! We had a few major milestones this year that I wanted to highlight: […]
Personal finance is a journey — a journey that looks different for every single person. Whether you’re working on a savings goal, trying to pay off debt, or investing for retirement, you need patience. Patience is the one thing that if you master it, it will tremendously help you to reach your personal finance goals. […]
The IRS claims that the average tax refund for individuals is almost $3,000. For many Americans, that is a windfall amount of money to receive — almost like a raise. While I don’t technically condone any of these ways to spend $3,000, I would love to hear stories if anyone has tried to do these! 1. […]
Now that we have a little one, it was important for my wife and me to look at preparing our first will and trust as a family. Being financially responsible for another individual is a huge responsibility, and we wanted to make sure that he was taken care of should anything happen to us. But […]
The majority of college students spend most of their days going to classes and hitting the books. Some may also work part-time while attending school. There is plenty of stress between long hours doing homework and the pressure to succeed, get a good job, and make money. Of course, many students also experience financial stress […]
One of the facts of life that we tend to gloss over sometimes is that our salary determines our spending. Well, unless we are spending like we are one level up in our jobs, in which case, we need to knock it off as soon as possible and start getting our spending in order! When […]