How To Use Frugality And Pell Grants To Dodge Student Loans As A Nontraditional Student

Today, nontraditional students make up more than 40% of the student populace. That number is growing so fast that those in the field of education are reconsidering terms like “traditional.” When you’re a nontraditional student, you face your own unique sets of challenges. You’re a full-grown adult, independent of mommy and daddy. In fact, you […]

7 Things You Must Do to Protect Yourself From Fraud

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 […]

Why Term Life Insurance Is Better Than Whole Life Insurance

When you’re young – say during college or in your 20s and 30s – life insurance is the least likely thing on your mind. Seriously, I’ve yet to meet a college student or recent graduate who’s given any thought to life insurance. But there are a lot of reasons why a millennial should consider life insurance: […]

The Top Investment Scams Costing Investors Millions

The Fraud Research Center estimates that Americans lose $40-$50 Billion dollars to fraud every single year, and up to 17% of the adult population falls victim to some form of financial fraud in a given year. Most of us believe that we’re too smart to fall prey to financial fraud, but successful fraudsters trick smart […]

The 10 Best Ways To Save On The Cost Of College

It’s no secret that college isn’t cheap. It is, however, an investment in your future earning power. Whether you’re getting ready to head off to college or are a parent planning for your child’s future education, here are ten ways to save on the cost of college. Make sure you scroll down to the last […]

Importance of Credit: The Student’s Guide to Credit

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 […]

How To Save Cash For A Large Purchase

Last summer my husband and I bought a log cabin. We got what looked like an amazing deal on the surface but we went into the home buying process knowing that 1) taking care of a log home is more costly than owning many other types of residences and 2) our “deal” was going to […]

How To Lend Money To Family The Smart Way

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 […]

Student Loan Options For Doctors And Lawyers

It’s easy to think of doctors and lawyers as being immune to financial problems. Just about any doctor or lawyer in movies or television is portrayed as wealthy, and anyone in those professions would be hard-pressed to stir up sympathy from friends and family because of financial trouble. What those people don’t see are the […]

4 Effective Strategies To Boost 529 Savings

Opening a 529 for your child is a great way to not only help save for education costs, but to also reap the other types of benefits of that comes along with these accounts. The problem, though, is that coming up with the extra money can be difficult. You first and foremost, you have to […]