An Unconventional Guide to Paying for College

Gifts for College Students

Weekly Roundup: Writing Inspiration Edition

Posted by on Jun 28, 2013 in Gifts for College Students, How to Pay College Tuition | 3 comments

I had dinner with an old friend last night, and during our conversation he told me that he had published a book last year. I was floored. It was a fiction novel, and he wrote the entire book in about 9 months. We started talking about his writing and publishing experience, and I found out that he has published using a print on demand service, and is currently selling about 125 books a month on Amazon! As we talked further, he told me that he has hired a narrator who is currently recording an audiobook version of his novel, and he has even been...

read more

7 Ways to Earn $1000 Extra Per Month

Posted by on Jun 26, 2013 in Gifts for College Students, How to Pay College Tuition | 10 comments

7 Ways to Earn $1000 Extra Per Month

Wouldn’t it be great to earn $1000 per month, or more, extra each month? What freedom would that open up in your monthly budget, in your savings goals, in your wealth creation scheme, in your retirement planning, in your vacation or new car fund? Regardless of what you would use it for, all of us could use an extra $1000 per month. The trick, is figuring how to actually make that happen. I don’t have any magic formulas here, and certainly no tricks or scams. The ideas I have listed below are all ones that I have either personally...

read more

Weekly Roundup: Expensive Landscaping Edition

Posted by on Jun 24, 2013 in Gifts for College Students | 10 comments

My wife and I really enjoy having a well kept yard. We enjoy a yard where the grass is mowed, the beds are neatly arranged, the flowers are pruned and orderly, and the beds are freshly mulched each spring. This is a priority for us, and we have built money into our budget to pay for these expenses every year. The biggest expense in maintaining a well kept yard though, is time! I often do not feel like working in our yard in the evenings when I come home, and I find myself running through blog post ideas as I am mowing our grass. I am great at...

read more

Weekly Roundup: Crazy Weather Edition

Posted by on Jun 14, 2013 in Gifts for College Students | 12 comments

The past few weeks have made for some miserable weather here in the southeast. We have had storm after storm, and one tornado warning after another. The northeast has seen high winds, flooding, and power outages, the west coast has seen wild fires, strong storms, and flooding, and how can we forget about the deadly tornadoes cycling through Oklahoma! Weather can be unpredictable, which is why it is a good idea to be prepared. You should have an emergency evacuation plan, a survival kit/first-aid kit, a remote location to seek shelter in, and...

read more

Top 23 Gifts for College Students

Posted by on Feb 27, 2012 in Gifts for College Students | 6 comments

Top 23 Gifts for College Students

College students are generally some of the most difficult people to shop for. You are not around them all the time, so you don’t know what they could really use on a daily basis. In fact, you may not know what they need unless they ask for it. Here is a list that will help you be proactive. Whether it is a birthday, Christmas, graduation, or other special event. any gift on this list is sure to make you a huge hit with your college student!   No. 1 – Amazon Kindle Fire – $199 The Amazon Kindle Fire has been tagged as...

read more

Top 20 Christmas Gifts for College Students 2011

Posted by on Nov 19, 2011 in Gifts for College Students | 14 comments

Top 20 Christmas Gifts for College Students 2011

It is that time of year again, and one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year is just over a week away. The older I have gotten the more difficult I am to buy for. My parents have constantly reminded me of this. My tastes have varied, become more sophisticated (debatable), and do not follow any strict pattern. This same thing happens with college students, and also because these students all live away from home for 9 months (maybe more) out of the year, parents are rarely in touch with what their students need. In this list, I tried to...

read more