Why Do You Pay More For The Same Thing?

Do you shop around when buying stuff? Do you drive to a different gas station to fill up to save a few cents? At what price does it make a difference to shop around for you? I’ll be the first to admit, I rarely shop around. For most things, it’s just not worth it to […]

Merry Christmas Eve! Recapping The Best Of The College Investor

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 […]

What Happens If I Don’t Pay My Student Loans?

I was reading an article yesterday about how 13% of student loan borrowers don’t even consider their student loans to be debt. Crazy? Well, if that didn’t surprise you, it probably also doesn’t surprise you that 13% of all student loans are in default. That means people are not paying their student loans. That works […]

End of the Year Financial To-Do List

Can you believe that there are only two months left in 2014?  Where did the year go…  It seems like just yesterday we were talking about taxes (oh, because we were talking about taxes – early filers…). Anyway, now is the time to start making some end of the year plans, especially when it comes […]

5 Ways You’re Wasting Money Without Realizing It

Are you wasting money without realizing it? We all do it at one point or another. It’s not until that light bulb moment goes off that you realize exactly what’ve you done. Sometimes you waste money by not paying enough attention and at other times you actually think you’re saving. I’ve been there. Done that. […]

You’re Spending Too Much! Stop It And Invest

Sometimes you read a story and you say to yourself, “What the heck?” I had this happen to me the other day, and it made me wonder why someone would even share something so dumb – especially to a national news outlet. Let me back up a step. Earlier this week I was reading the […]