So much money can be saved by simply flashing your student ID card, yet so many college students never do this.
I honestly don’t even believe you have to be a current college student, you could still flash your college ID without an issue. I try my best to remember to ask each restaurant/store I go to if they have discounts for college students.
You’d be quite surprised at who gives student discounts.
Another great way to save money when shopping is to get free cash back for your purchases. I highly recommend signing up for Ebates before you do any shopping. You get cash back for purchases you make online. Plus, for signing up you also receive a free $10 gift card to a store such as Target!
Giving a financial tool as a gift is one of the best gifts that could be given during the holiday season. Learning how to save money, budget, and other important personal finance tools are key to living a stress-free life when it comes to money. Money is often a stressor for a majority of people, largely due to the fact that personal finance isn’t taught nearly as much as it should be in high schools.
Though this article is directed to the finance savvy, I also decided to include quirky gifts, gifts for someone who would like to be finance savvy or someone who is completely lost when it comes to the personal finance world.
All of the gifts I am providing are under $20 at the time that I am writing this post. I wanted to create a list that is both affordable and helpful for everyone.
I have big news as you can see from the title – I have officially made the leap and decided to start blogging full time. As of October 28th, I will officially call myself a Blogger. I am ready to tackle what will most likely be 50+ hours of work a week, and possibly more. There is always going to be work that needs to be done and I cannot wait to take on the challenge.
I have been wanting to treat my blog as a full-time job for as long as I can remember. With college, numerous jobs, and side hustles, I never had time to treat blogging as a REAL job. I was basically treating it as a hobby, something to do in my free time when I wanted to vent or help others. Only until recently have I discovered how much potential my blog has and how much potential I have as a writer.
*Update, I’m back in school after my time abroad!*
I’m not ashamed to say I have no clue what I want to do for the rest of my life. I truly wish there wasn’t such an incredible amount of pressure to immediately enroll into college after high school. How is an 18-year-old supposed to know how they want to spend the rest of their life when they were just previously only worrying about which movie to see on Saturday night?
“What colleges have you applied for?” “How many schools did you get into to?” “Why aren’t you in college yet?”
The social stigma of NOT being enrolled in school was 90% of the reason I enrolled in school in the first place. My thoughts on college were like this: Everyone my age is in college right now, so I can’t be the odd ball out and come off as a “loser.”
I kept getting asked, “What college are you going to? What’s your major?” I gave in and decided to enroll in school even though I had no idea what I wanted to do. The passion was NOT there whatsoever. 2 years later, I was still going to college with no f***ing clue and my mind was more scattered than ever.Continue reading →
When I first graduated from college, I was very stressed out about my student loans. I had already been living on my own for several years and working full-time, but I made the mistake of not paying off my student loans in any manner whatsoever.
When I finally graduated from college, I received a letter from Sallie Mae stating how much I would owe each month. The amount shocked me and I couldn’t believe it. I knew at that very moment that I needed to pay off my student loans quickly. I didn’t want to be paying off hundreds of dollars in student loans for the next couple of decades – I knew that just wasn’t for me.
So, I went on a mission. I took the actions below and I was able to pay off my student loans within 7 months of creating my plan. You can do it too!
Paying off your student loans as quickly as you realistically are able to is always a great idea. Below are seven ways to pay off your student loans fast.