May 5, 2016

The Most Common Myths About Financial Aid

Paying for college is a dilemma many students in America face. It’s a growing problem, especially with the down economy. If your family was offset by the 2008 economic downfall, then you know all too well the reality of not being able to afford college tuition. This is also why the federal government funds nearly $150 billion worth of student loans annually. Financial aid is a way out for many

Smart Money Moves for College Students

Just because you’re a college student, it doesn’t mean you need to make all the same mistakes as most college students. This is especially the case when it comes to the financial mistakes that most coeds make. These are all easily avoidable if you know what you’re doing, but it all takes a little bit of forethought and wherewithal. You have to know how to manage your money, how to

Should Parents Help Pay for College?

It’s a question many parents are asking themselves – should I pay for my children to attend Washington State University? The answer comes down to a number of factors. There’s no cookie cutter answer, so it comes down to a number of factors. Most parents choose to cosign a federal loan, while others scrape up every little bit of cash they have left over and stash it away into a

Learning to Invest in College

Some people wait until they are in their forties or fifties to start investing their money, but by then it’s often too late to see any great change in the amount of money you have saved up. The truth is that the best way to really see a return on your investments, no matter what they may be, is to invest for a long period of time. That’s why a

How to Save Money on College Textbooks

Textbooks. You’re going to need a lot of them over the course of four years. Do you have any idea how much those are going to cost you?? Here’s a figure that will probably make you blanch; the average undergrad student will spend over $1,500 a year on books. The major you choose could increase that figure as some of the more common ones such as economics and chemistry can

How to Save Money as a New College Student

When you’re a college student money can be tight. Finding ways to save a few bucks here and there might be the difference between a real dinner or another night of ramen noodles on the couch. Learning to live on a budget can be challenging but identifying where you spend too much each month can help you afford everything you want and need. It might take a little sacrifice and

How to Manage Your Finances in College

You can learn many valuable lessons at college. Money management is one of them. Most students find that out the hard way when they realize they’re spending more than they’re bringing in. For some, Mom and Dad are a reliable safety net but they’re not going to be there your whole life. So become one of the smart kids and learn how to manage your finances. It’s not as difficult

How to Increase Your Financial Aid Award

Finding out you were accepted to one of your top schools and then finding out that you can’t afford to study there is an emotional roller coaster that you may be preparing yourself for, but it can still be extremely upsetting. If you have your heart set on studying at a particular college, but the school is not offering you as much financial aid as you need, then there are

How to Get Started Trading Stocks While You're in College

If you’ve always been captivated by the stock market and the complicated world of investment, then you will probably be anxious to start trading stocks while you’re in college. By now you’ve probably learned a thing or two about economics and if you have a little bit of side cash you can play with then you might be feeling the urge to start investing. Even so, the stock market can

How to Be an Entrepreneur While You're in College

Who said you can’t start your business before you graduate from college? Some students are taking the initiative to begin their path to entrepreneurship well before they graduate from Wake Forest University. Even if you’re not planning to own a business after school, you can take this time to be your own boss and make additional income. Whatever your reasons for becoming an entrepreneur as a college student, you can