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Saving Money Throughout College

Enjoy this guest post today from my blogging friend Glen at www.howtosavemoney.guru.

glasses and highlighter resting on bookAs Brian has been talking all things college lately, I thought I would chime in with my own take on how college students can save money.

Avoid borrowing more money than you need

When I was first told that people in the US borrow money to go and live on campus (essentially borrowing to pay rent), I actually couldn’t believe it. Not only that, but my friend (who is from the US) told me that it is common place for students to do this.

I live in Australia, and while there certainly isn’t as many colleges to choose from as there are in the USA, the idea of getting a loan to pay for accommodation close to college just wasn’t an option.

Instead, I decided that I would attend a local college and utilize the public transport system to get to and from my classes. I had to plan my journey to fit within the transport timetable, but I also saved so much money.

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The Ups and Downs of My First Month As a Stay at Home Dad

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Even though I announced in May I was leaving my 17 year career in education to become a stay at home dad, it’s only been one month since the kids have gone back to school and I’ve been truly alone. Boy, the house is eerily quiet from 8 am to 4 pm … [Continue reading]

An Amazing Offer From the Coolest Inheritance Story in the Bible

Hidden Nuggets Series #55 - “And the younger of them said…Father, give me the portion of goods that falls to me.” - Luke 15:12 Inheritance is a hot topic in the Bible with the word being mentioned over 200 times. There are some unique and … [Continue reading]

8 Important Questions to Ask When Setting Up An Inheritance

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It’s hard enough to deal with the topic of our own death let alone what will happen to our possessions once we pass away. Setting up an inheritance can get complex and technical. The aftermath of what we do could lead to a potential mess as this … [Continue reading]

Should I Leave An Inheritance To My Children?

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If statistics are any indication, I’ve reached the halfway point of my life. Unless the genes of my grandfather on my mother’s side get passed to me, I’ve only got about another 40 years to go. It’s a sobering thought but not one that keeps me awake … [Continue reading]

4 Sneaky Ways to Save More Money and a Giveaway!

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Enjoy this guest post (and giveaway!) by Brent from VOSA. Brent’s a world record holder, inventor, engineer, entrepreneur, world traveler & eternal optimist. You can read more of his writing about personal finance, entrepreneurship and travel at … [Continue reading]

The Delicate Balance of Self Promotion for Peer Recognition

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Getting noticed. What a challenge in today’s world. It’s crowded, noisy and self-absorbed to the point where it seems people hardly can rest and breathe let alone take notice of something. Too many people are doing great things in obscurity, never … [Continue reading]

How to Make a Thousand Dollars in a Month on the Side With a Blog

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Enjoy this guest post today from DW, the creator of and writer at GreatPassiveIncomeIdeas.com. When I was younger I used to go online looking for things I could do that would make me rich some day. A lot of the information I would stumble upon … [Continue reading]

The Most Basic Thing I Never Understood About Leadership

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Winston Churchill. Ghandi. John Wooden. Mother Teresa. Martin Luther King Jr. Julius Caesar. Moses. These are just of few of ancient and current history's greatest leaders in their respective discipline. We would all be better people having studied … [Continue reading]

Does God Want Me To Attend College?

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Hidden Nuggets Series #54 - “And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.” - Luke 2:52 I’m wrapping up my series on college this week with a rather odd question, something that a high school junior or senior might be … [Continue reading]

20 Flexible Part Time Jobs For College Students

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I’m continuing my college theme week with a look today at flexible part-time jobs college students can do to help them earn some extra spending money. As I pointed out in my last post, there are so many hidden costs of college for which students … [Continue reading]