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 […]
Archives for December 2014
There are many ways to make money online these days, from writing, to virtual assisting, web testing, selling things on eBay or Craigslist, and more. But one of the easiest ways college students can make money requires little effort, doing something they already do: searching the Internet. So how can you make money searching the […]
Does it make financial sense to flip a house in college and start investing in real estate? Not often, but for some, it can be lucrative.
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 […]
I’ve been venturing out into the malls over the last few weeks to finish my Christmas shopping, and I’ve noticed a trend – more and more stores are pushing their loyalty programs onto consumers. To me, I feel like this is a bigger push than ever before. From signing and marketing throughout the stores, to […]
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 […]
Choosing which college to attend can be an exciting and difficult decision. After all, it’s where you will be spending the next four years of your life, where friendships will blossom, and where your formative adult years occur. But there are things to consider when making the decision to attend college, aside from where your […]
The dream of retiring early – it’s a dream shared by many millennials. Millennials are a generation that don’t really like working for “the man” and want to setup their lives on their own terms. As such, the structured nine to five world is a bit demoralizing and creates a culture of wanting escape. But […]
Are you thinking of getting a credit card in college? If so, there are some things you should know first. Here are the pros and cons.
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 […]
It seems like every day we are asked to spend money on something; rent, bills, food, a gift, etc. It’s hard to feel like we have money left over for ourselves, or for any sort of fun once all is said and done. But with a little imagination, and an appreciation for the simple things, […]
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. […]
Money and romance. Why is it that our society seems to be clueless about the former and starved for the latter? Why is it that the moment these two topics are combined, the result can sometimes be as gut-jarring as a breakup? I believe it’s partly due to our society’s warped perspective that in order […]
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 […]
As Christmas approaches, many people are stressing about money and resolving to do better in the New Year. But why wait until the new year to improve your finances? You can make small steps every day from now until Christmas, to prepare for a successful 2015. As the saying goes, luck is what happens when […]
Do you find it hard to stay focused on long-term financial goals? Here’s how I keep my motivation for those far out deadlines!
We are now in December. Can you believe it? With Christmas literally, right around the corner it’s time you set your Christmas budget if you haven’t already done so. The last thing you want is to completely blow your budget on Christmas gifts. And do you know what would be even worse? Going into debt […]