Education / Preparing For College

  • 6 student loan mistakes to avoid at all costs

      

    Every time I read the news, I hear how America’s problems with student loan debt have gotten worse. For example, I learned recently that collective student loan debt...

  • 11 best ways to find a college scholarship

      

    The idea of student loans can be pretty terrifying -- especially considering the average 2015 college graduate was left with more than $35,000 to pay back for their education. It's no...

  • 9 ways college students can live on the cheap

      

    These days, the average college graduate leaves school with over $28,000 in student loan debt, according to the Institute for College Access & Success. But even with the costs of...

  • How to save big money on textbooks

      

    The best way to get college textbooks is...not to buy them? Here’s a great way to save big on your textbook expenses.

  • These sites find you the best prices on textbooks

      

    New school year, new courses, new books... The cost of buying textbooks can do some serious damage to your wallet -- especially on a college student's budget. According to The...

  • Beware of these identity theft hot spots on campus

      

    When you're off to college, the thought of identity theft is probably the last thing on your mind. But it shouldn't be! 18% of identity theft reported to the Federal Trade Commission...

  • Where to take free online courses

      

    As we ramp up for back to school time, it's important to remember that there are a wealth of free online courses out there. You can learn just about anything you want to learn and not spend a...

  • The ultimate free and cheap guide for college students

      

    College is a time of change, a shift from the strictures of the public school system to the autonomy of higher education, where young adults are given the opportunity to spread their wings and...

  • Why the "official bank" of your campus is likely the wrong bank to do business with

      

    When you're at a college, have you ever noticed there seems to be one bank that has a lockdown on all the ATMs at the student centers, in the dining halls and everywhere else on...

  • New website helps students get noticed by colleges

      

    A new social media site is helping students beef up their college applications. Here’s how it works.

  • Best 529 plans to help pay for college

      

    A 529 plan is the best way to save for your kid's college. 529 plans -- aka college-savings plans -- allow you, a relative or a friend to put money aside as an investment for a child's...

  • 6 fast food restaurants that offer tuition reimbursement

      

    Years ago, Clark got a job with IBM as a bill collector after college because he knew they would pay for his master's degree. "I had to pay for my own books and I had to get a B or...

  • Student Loan Guide

      

    Do you need to borrow to fund college education for yourself or your child? I wrote this guide to tell you about my Clark Smart approach to student loans. Read on and let me help you with the...

  • Half of parents now expect kids to cover the cost of college

      

    With college tuitions skyrocketing, it’s no surprise parents are worried whether they have enough to cover the cost. According to the fifth annual survey from Discover Student Loans,...

  • 6 free ways to learn how to code

      

    The future of education is all about lifelong learning, but too many people don't further their education after they get out of school. Now the beauty of the Internet can come to rescue...