College & University Money Tips


How to Know if You Should Drop Out of College

Is dropping out of college the right decision for you? Here’s how I decided if I should stay in my two year MSW (Master of Social Work) program. My decision-making strategy – and the end result – may help you know if you should drop out of college. I loved the first semester of my two year program…and barely made it […]

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How to Get Money for College

Here are five tips on how to get money for college, plus links to jobs and job search tips for college students. I learned how to get money for college the hard way – I have two undergraduate degrees and one graduate degree! Paying for college is a financial challenge, but you can do it. One of the best ways […]


36 Ways for Teens to Earn Extra Money 6

These money making tips for teenagers range from creative to practical, from blogging to teaching sports (my 14 year old niece is an ice skating coach). If you need ways to earn extra money and you’re a teen, you’ll find something here. I started making money when I was 12, babysitting. If I were to give my pre-teen self tips for […]


How to Get Good College Grades When You’re Stressed About Money 1

These tips for college students stressed about money are inspired by a reader. He asked how to get good grades when he’s worried about his college loan debt… “How do you get better grades when you’re stressing about money?” asks M. on How to Get Better Grades for College Students. “I have academic goals but can’t get close to them […]


5 Reasons to Get a Student Loan If You Can’t Afford College 3

If you’re like me – wondering if you should get a student loan if you can’t afford college – check out these five reasons to borrow money from the government or a bank (private loan). Wait a minute – I revised, rewrote, and reposted this article!  Now it’s here: College Students: 5 Reasons to Embrace Student Loan Debt And it’s […]


8 Money Saving Tips for College Students – Beyond the Basics 7

If you’re a college student with the usual financial concerns, you need these money savings tips! They go beyond the basics – they’re from financial advisor and author Randy Loren. Before the tips, a quip: “Success produces success, just as money produces money.” ~ Diane Ackerman. The more you save money, the more money you’ll have to save! Achieving your financial […]


6 Easy Tips for Succeeding at College

You know that dealing with stress and developing good study skills are the best tips for succeeding as a college student. But wait, there’s more! Here are six college tips that will take you a long way. “The single most underutilized resource at college is the office hour, now available in-person, by e-mail, or by Skype,” writes Lynn Jacobs and […]