Many of us managing Facebook fan pages have noticed something strange over the last year: how our reach has gotten increasingly ineffective. How the messages we post seem to get fewer clicks, how each message is seen by only a fraction of our total “fans.” It’s no conspiracy. Facebook acknowledged it as recently as last… Read More
Budgeting and living within one’s means can be a difficult task for anyone. However, it can be particularly challenging for college students, who typically have limited funds and unfamiliar expenses such as rent and tuition. Despite such challenges, it’s best to begin managing your money while you’re still in college and to form good spending and student savings that will serve you well for the rest of your life.
In theory, how to manage money in college is simple: Don’t spend more than you earn. Note your total income by semester, month or week. Then add up all your expenses for the same time period. Make sure your expenses are less than your income; if they’re not, find a way to cut expenses or boost your income.
Your best friend’s birthday is coming up, but you just spent the last of the money in your bank account on textbooks for your English class. Christmas approaches (along with finals), but you haven’t even started your shopping, and you don’t know how you’ll pay for gifts for your family and friends. Scenarios like these are all too common for the busy college student with limited funds, but presents don’t have to be an ordeal. Here are some helpful hints. Read More
Another election year is upon the United States and President Obama is facing a huge challenge: the challenge of being re-elected. Now many Americans ask the old question, “Why should I vote, one vote doesn’t matter.” The fact of the matter is that if 1,000 people in each city believe that, and about 100,000 people end up not voting, those 100,000 votes could have changed the election drastically. Read More
As the fall semester starts to approach us, here is a list of 5 ways to start your year with a strong studying mindset. It’s hard to get back into the role of “scholarly student” after 3+ months of vacation. Hopefully these tips will help increase your focus! Read More