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Spend Smart Articles
These are the best articles on spending money wisely. Life requires us all to spend money, so just be smart about your spending and you'll be on the right financial track.
There are so many opinions about millennials but here are some millennial myths and actual facts about how this generation handles money.
We compare our favorite free checking accounts that are excellent for college students but are open for anyone as well.
Many young adults in their early twenties have little or no established credit. Because of this fact, they have very few options for finding housing and buying a car (we’ve talked about this struggle before here). Too many young adults ignore the importance of building credit until it’s too late. At that point, the options to […]
If you use rewards credit cards, Birch Finance is a great app to consider using to make sure you maximize those rewards opportunities.
After working for years to receive a college degree it’s finally time for graduation. Receiving your degree is a relief and sense of accomplishment, but few graduates have time to reflect on their education – because now it ‘s time to use it! For many college graduates, using their degree means relocating for a job […]
The math behind Uber vs. Owning A Car and why I decided to sell my car and take Uber or Lyft everywhere, including work.
Have you ever thought about how you physically handle your money? I’m talking about your cash – where you put it, how crisp and organized your keep it, how you hand it to others. Have you ever thought how you physically handle your money could be a reflection of your money mindset – and it […]
Investors (like all humans) possess built-in mental “handicaps” that poison their decision-making. The sunk cost fallacy, hindsight bias, and anchoring are just a few of the most problematic. Yet perhaps even more troublesome than these errors is the phenomenon known as “mental accounting.” Mental accounting refers to the tendency of humans to develop and make […]
While graduating from college is an exciting time it can also feel a bit scary. After all, you’re leaving the student life and heading into official adulthood – a land full of working, paying bills and other responsibilities. (Don’t worry it’s not all bad – there’s plenty of fun to be had too.) Building your […]
Money and finance doesn’t have to be “all or nothing”. But the trouble is, you hear it all the time – pay off your debt OR save. Invest OR spend. Too many people (and some financial pundits) push you towards OR, not AND. While it’s great to plow money into paying off debt, you shouldn’t do […]
A breakdown of the best cell phone plans for college students, comparing Sprint, Republic Wireless, Verizon, AT&T, and more.
If you think Disneyland is just for kids you’re wrong. As an adult, going to Disneyland is a great way to relax, enjoy friends and family, take a break from everyday life and of course, reminisce over childhood memories. (And if you happen to have kids, bringing them to Disneyland makes you the coolest parent […]
This post was sponsored by Chase. The content and opinions expressed below are that of The College Investor. How would you feel if you spent years building up your personal assets and then in one swoop everything you worked for came crashing down? If you think something like that could never happen to you, you’re […]
One of the most thrilling parts about growing up is detaching yourself from any monetary support systems you may have and becoming financially independent. Learning how to do so can be quite challenging for many though. Numerous college grads and students have financial responsibilities such as rent, health insurance, auto insurance, cell phone plans and […]
I’m a firm believer that you shouldn’t lend money to anyone for a personal reason. Lending to a business is an investment, and should be treated like an investment, but lending to a friend or family member is different, and should not be treated as an investment. The reason this topic comes up at this […]