Money Tips for 2017

  • 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.

  • The latest laptop choices for your school kid

      

    You don't need to spend a ton to get a great laptop for your child this school year-- Here’s what $200 will get you.

  • The best brand of sneakers for your kids

      

    Name brand sneakers can drain your back to school budget in a hurry. Here’s the brand Clark recommends most.

  • These are the 15 most expensive college towns

      

    There’s no way around it: College is expensive. And it’s not just the tuition and books — you also need somewhere to live. HomeUnion, an online real estate investment management...

  • 11 things to do before you head to college

      

    Recent high school grads throughout the country are gearing up to head off to college this fall and are discovering this year’s back-to-school prep comes with a modicum of growing up. If...

  • How to find online schools that aren't a scam

      

    Are you enrolled in an online school? The scandals with for-profit online colleges like University of Phoenix points to a greater problem in higher education — the easy availability of...

  • Law to mandate cursive for public schools

      

    A new law taking effect Monday in Alabama will require all public school students to learn cursive. Read more: Handwriting is still an important skill for kids, according to...

  • 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...

  • Back-to-school savings cheat sheet: 7 tricks to save more

      

    While kids across the country soak up the last few weeks of summer, parents are already in back-to-school mode and busy tackling shopping lists. What usually seems like a simple task often comes...

  • 7 ways to get free books for your classroom

      

    Teachers are a hard-working and selfless bunch, often spending their own money on supplies for their classrooms. Fortunately, there's a way for them to stretch their budget by getting free...

  • 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...

  • 7 easy ways to cut your monthly bills

      

      We can all use some extra spaciousness in our budgets, particularly after the holidays. So here are some ways to rein in your spending and reduce your monthly expenses! 7 easy...

  • 20 tips to help you have a profitable garage sale

      

    With sunny days starting to overtake the dreariness of winter, garage sale season is once again upon us. You may have friends who complain that their last garage sale took weeks of effort, yet...