Snowball vs. Avalanche: What Is the Best Debt Payoff Method?

When you first start paying off debt, the most important thing is to have a plan. Without a plan, paying off debt can seem like a daunting task, which will quickly deflate any motivation you have to, you know, actually pay off debt. Having a plan can help you realize that debt is not forever, […]

Debt is Not Forever – Find Your Reason Why

I’m pretty lucky, I had only amassed about $2,500 in debt before realizing the major repercussions that came along with it. At the time I felt like credit cards were my passage into adulthood. I had no problem applying for credit cards and then maxing them out within a week. At the time paying off […]

21 Facts You Might Not Have Known About The College Investor

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 […]

How Your Student Loans Could Hurt You Getting A Mortgage

It’s the dream of a lot of college graduates – get a good job and save to buy a home. But a lot of college graduates also have student loan debt, and this debt could prevent them from buying a house. That makes it tough to qualify for buying a house. While a student loan, […]

8 Stocks That Are Helping Investors Make a Fortune

The stock market in 2014 saw a change in trend, wherein the usual top-performers took a backseat to let the other sectors surge ahead. Technology, healthcare, utilities, and consumer staples were the sectors that stole the limelight, while the gas/energy sector was adversely affected, primarily due to the drastic fall in oil prices around the […]

How I Save By Front Loading My Life And Making My Money Work For Me

This post is part of the TaxACT How I Save blog tour which teaches you ways to keep more money in your pocket. Last year, TaxACT saved America over $240 million on tax preparation. How much can you save? To learn more about tips and strategies on saving, click here.  When it comes to money there are a ton of ways to save and […]

What If You Can’t Find a Job After College?

It’s no secret that finding a good job after college is no easy feat. This boils down to a couple of reasons. First off, the economy still isn’t all that great. And secondly, having a college degree has become the norm. There is more competition than ever in the job market for college graduates. In […]

The 2015 Grow Your Dough Investing Challenge

Last year, I participated in the Grow Your Dough Investing Challenge. And honestly, I sucked and didn’t do very well. Why? Because I speculated and didn’t invest – basically I broke the rules that I teach everyday. I thought to myself, “hey, this is just a contest, let’s have fun.” And fun and games is […]

How Do Student Loans Affect Your Tax Refund?

Are you currently attending classes and are taking out student loans to cover the tuition costs? If so, you may have also wondered how this impacts your tax refund. The answer is not all that complex, but you need to understand a few things in order to get a complete picture of the impact that […]

9 Things Millennials Don’t Understand About Money

It’s surprising to think that people don’t realize certain things. Over 8 years of blogging, I’m constantly surprised. That’s okay, it gives me a lot to write about. Over this time, I’ve seen some trends – yes, this is a trend and doesn’t apply to every single person – but millennials just don’t know certain […]

Nvestly + The College Investor $500 To Kick Off The New Year Giveaway

Nvestly is a new start up that just launched their social investment platform that allows both novice and expert investors to see each other’s trades, share information, and track the performance of their portfolios. Users can interact, collaborate, and even compete on returns with anyone in their network — from followers to friends. Nvestly allows you […]