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Money for College Project Weekly Roundup: Scholarship of the Day

Yesterday I decided to finally roll out a new segment of the Money for College Project: The Scholarship of the Day!

One main focus of this blog is helping you find money for college, and traditionally one of the best sources of college money is scholarships. Scholarships are amazing, but their one big problem is that people don’t know about them. Getting the word out about a scholarship is the hardest task for a scholarship committee, and finding scholarships is the hardest task for college students.

This new segment is intended to bring these two groups together. To match prospective college students with real scholarships they can apply for. You may not qualify for every scholarship that you see posted here, but I promise you that there will be many that you can apply for.

If you are a scholarship committee and have a scholarship you would like to promote, please let me know, and I will be happy to get it posted for you!

Enjoy the selections for this week!

Money for College Project


[button link=”https://www.moneyforcollegeproject.com/2012/02/06/the-reason-pro-athletes-have-money-problems/” color=”red”] Pro Athlete Money Problems[/button]



[button link=”https://www.moneyforcollegeproject.com/2012/02/07/the-facebook-ipo-what-it-means-for-you/” color=”red”] Facebook IPO[/button]



[button link=”https://www.moneyforcollegeproject.com/2012/02/08/can-the-game-second-life-teach-our-children-personal-finance/” color=”red”] Second life and Personal Finance[/button]



[button link=”https://www.moneyforcollegeproject.com/2012/02/09/how-to-use-your-1098-t-to-claim-an-education-credit/” color=”red”] Use Your 1098-T[/button]



[button link=”https://www.moneyforcollegeproject.com/2012/02/09/scholarship-of-the-day-dont-be-trashy-competition/” color=”red”] Scholarship of the Day[/button]





Yakezie Friends


[button link=”http://sustainablelifeblog.com/2012/02/08/the-meat-challenge/” color=”green”] Sustainable Life – The Meat Challenge[/button]



[button link=”http://www.stocktrendinvesting.com/blog/suggested-reading-investing-and-personal-finance” color=”green”] Stock Trend Investing – Suggested Reading[/button]



[button link=”http://www.pennypinchingprofessional.com/2012/02/can-small-business-owners-ignore.html” color=”green”] Penny Pinching Pro – Business Etiquette[/button]



[button link=”http://www.fiscalphoenix.com/the-ins-and-outs-of-mutual-funds/” color=”green”]Fiscal Phoenix –  Mutual Funds[/button]



[button link=”http://www.mightybargainhunter.com/2012/02/10/mortgage-interest-tax-deduction-low-rates/” color=”green”] Mighty Bargain Hunter  – Tax Deductions[/button]



[button link=”http://moneycactus.com/what-motivates-you/” color=”green”] Money Cactus – Motivation[/button]



[button link=”http://www.roshawnwatson.com/2012/02/4-ways-to-reshape-your-views-regarding.html” color=”green”] Roshawn Watson – Views on Money[/button]



[button link=”http://brokeprofessionals.com/2012/02/08/understanding-company-stock-awards/” color=”green”] Broke Professionals – Company Stock Awards[/button]



[button link=”http://erinshanendoah.com/dogatemywallet/?p=399″ color=”green”] Dog Ate my Wallet – Coffee Talk[/button]



[button link=”http://www.mypersonalfinancejourney.com/2012/01/spread-betting-how-it-works-and-risks.html” color=”green”] My PF Journey – Spread Betting[/button]


Money for College Project Weekly Roundup: Steam Rollin’ Edition

This week I was on a roll. So much of a roll in fact that this is my 8th post!

I have never even come close to posting 8 times in one week, and it is only Friday. I still have a whole lot going on in my life, but all of that has somehow energized me to work harder. Funny how that happens.

The Yakezie Network swapped teams last week also, which has brought a whole new round of teams around the network. I will miss my old teams, but I am looking forward to supporting my new team! The Money for College Project could never have gotten to where it is today without Yakezie!

Enjoy the selections for this week!

Money for College Project

[button link=”https://www.moneyforcollegeproject.com/2012/01/30/do-you-spend-money-on-quality-or-quantity-the-120-pen-story/” color=”red”] The $120 Pen Story [/button]



[button link=”https://www.moneyforcollegeproject.com/2012/01/30/76-potential-vassar-college-students-accepted-then-denied/” color=”red”] Vassar College Admissions Blunder[/button]



[button link=”https://www.moneyforcollegeproject.com/2012/01/31/my-shocking-email-from-amazon-about-sales-tax-pay-up/” color=”red”] Shocking Amazon Sales Tax Email[/button]



[button link=”https://www.moneyforcollegeproject.com/2012/01/31/claremont-mckenna-college-inflated-sat-scores-to-boost-college-rankings/” color=”red”] Claremont McKenna SAT Snafu[/button]



[button link=”https://www.moneyforcollegeproject.com/2012/02/01/sleep-deprivation-in-college-students-impacts-your-brain-and-body/” color=”red”] Sleep Deprivation – Infographic[/button]



[button link=”https://www.moneyforcollegeproject.com/2012/02/01/would-you-take-college-classes-while-in-high-school/” color=”red”] College Classes in High School?[/button]



[button link=”https://www.moneyforcollegeproject.com/2012/02/02/what-ryan-seacrest-can-teach-us-about-personal-finance/” color=”red”] Ryan Seacrest on Personal Finance[/button]






Yakezie Friends


[button link=”http://sustainablelifeblog.com/2012/02/03/the-newest-status-symbol/” color=”green”] Sustainable Life – New Status Symbol[/button]



[button link=”http://www.stocktrendinvesting.com/blog/are-you-missing-rally-your-stock-market-strategy” color=”green”] Stock Tren Investing – Missing the Rally?[/button]



[button link=”http://www.pennypinchingprofessional.com/2012/01/how-do-you-budget.html” color=”green”] Penny Pinching Pro – How Do You Budget?[/button]



[button link=”http://www.fiscalphoenix.com/how-to-open-and-invest-in-a-roth-ira/” color=”green”]Fiscal Phoenix –  How to Open an IRA[/button]



[button link=”http://www.mightybargainhunter.com/2012/02/03/the-magic-of-compounding-has-left-the-building/” color=”green”] Mighty Bargain Hunter  – Magic of Compounding[/button]



[button link=”http://moneycactus.com/how-to-get-what-you-want/” color=”green”] Money Cactus – How to Have it All[/button]



[button link=”http://www.roshawnwatson.com/2012/02/3-myths-regarding-great-idea.html” color=”green”] Roshawn Watson – Great idea Myths[/button]


[button link=”http://brokeprofessionals.com/2012/02/01/maximizing-salaries-and-raises/” color=”green”] Broke Professionals – Maximizing Raises[/button]


[button link=”http://erinshanendoah.com/dogatemywallet/?p=374″ color=”green”] Dog Ate my Wallet – Are We Hoarders?[/button]




Money For College Project Weekly Roundup: Productivity Tools Edition

Last week on Money for College Project I wrote a weekly roundup post about how much I have going on in my life right now. Over the weekend I realized that I needed to streamline some things or my life and productivity would spiral out of control. One of my biggest problems is being able to focus when I write. I typically have 1 hour in the morning where I complete my focused writing for blog articles and what not. That works for me.

However, now that I will have blog posts on top of papers for my grad school classes, I know I will need to write much more than 1 hour ever morning. To combat my ADD and actually try to get something done, I wanted to find a full screen text editor, that would allow me to write and focus without any interruptions.

Scrivener is what I ended up with. I did the free trial to see how I like it, but so far it is incredible. It is easy to use, cool to work with, and even aesthetically pleasing to look at. It does cost $45 though, which is why I am seriously evaluating it to see if it will be worth it through the free trial. I’ll keep you posted…

Enjoy the selections for this week!

Money for College Project

[button link=”https://www.moneyforcollegeproject.com/2012/01/23/2011-forbes-15-richest-fictional-characters/” color=”red”] Forbes 15 Richest Fictional Characters [/button]


[button link=”https://www.moneyforcollegeproject.com/2012/01/24/how-to-sell-old-coins-for-cash-i-made-102/” color=”red”] How to Sell Old Coins for Cash – I Made $102[/button]


[button link=”https://www.moneyforcollegeproject.com/2012/01/25/surviving-the-college-dining-hall-infographic/” color=”red”] Surviving the College Dining Hall – Infographic[/button]


[button link=”https://www.moneyforcollegeproject.com/2012/01/26/college-students-face-stiff-competition-for-financial-aid/” color=”red”] Stiff Competition for Financial Aid[/button]






Awesome Articles You Need to Read


[button link=”http://gearpatrol.com/blog/2012/01/26/stay-camp-wandewaga-elkhorn-wisconsin/”] Camp Wandawega – Escape![/button]  If you are looking for a quiet retreat to the woods and would love to escape the hustle and bustle of your daily routine, or even escape the 21st century, then travel back in time to Camp Wandawega. At $200 a night it is pricey, but how many other times in your life can you stay in a 3 story treehouse?


[button link=”http://www.budgetinginthefunstuff.com/husband-working-home/”] BiFS – Husband Working from Home[/button]  Crystal from Budgeting in the Fun Stuff recently announced that her husband has decided to quit his job and work full-time with her advertising business. Her client list and advertisers have expanded so much she cannot keep it a one woman show any more. Hats off to her. I work with Crystl, and I have been more than pleased with the results. If this new employee addition truly means more advertisers for all of her clients, then this is indeed an exciting move!


[button link=”http://thecollegeinvestor.com/2246/i-launched-my-free-ebook/”] Student Loan Debt – Ebook[/button]  The College Investor launched a new ebook this week called Student Loan Debt. It’s a quick read, and it walks you through your options regarding student loan debt and how to pay it off. If you are struggling with student loan debt, then I would highly recommend this free resource!

Yakezie Friends


[button link=”http://sustainablelifeblog.com/2012/01/25/will-your-csa-save-money/” color=”green”] Sustainable Life – CSA Save Money?[/button]



[button link=”http://blog.themillionairenurse.com/2012/01/25/you-wanna-be-work-happy-or-work-sad/” color=”green”] The Millionaire Nurse – Workplace Stress[/button]



[button link=”http://dailymoneyshot.net/guest-post-6-tips-to-keep-your-dream-job-from-becoming-your-nightmare/” color=”green”] Daily Money Shot – Dream Job Security[/button]



[button link=”http://www.moneybeagle.com/2012/01/i-should-have-known-we-wouldnt-get-any-snow.html” color=”green”]Money Beagle –  Less Snow[/button]



[button link=”http://knsfinancial.com/cheap-textbook-rental-reviews-ecampus/” color=”green”] KNS Financial  – Textbook Rentals[/button]



[button link=”http://www.bucksomeboomer.com/recession-romance-frugal-recipe-to-show-your-love/” color=”green”] Bucksome Boomer – Recession Romance[/button]


[button link=”http://www.investinthemarkets.com/risk-management/steps-to-diversify-a-small-stock-portfolio/” color=”green”] Invest in the Markets – Small Portfolio[/button]


[button link=”http://erinshanendoah.com/dogatemywallet/?p=356″ color=”green”] Dog Ate my Wallet – Brother’s New Venture[/button]




Money for College Project Weekly Roundup: Fraud and Deception Edition

The roundup this week is happening on Saturday to allow the Yakezie blog swap series to take over in the usual Friday spot. Erin from the Dog Ate my Wallet, wrote an excellent guest post yesterday on how to raise children to become entrepreneurs.

I hope many of you also were able to read through my article on my experience this past week with an advertising scam that I believe could have led to a serious case of identity theft. Sacha Charles from the Lana advertising agency was behind the con. Thankfully a quick Google search revealed the true nature of this criminal and I put the brakes on before it got too far.

It has been a crazy week with Grad School, my regular job, and the goings on here at Money for College Project. It has kept me on my toes though, which is all I can ask for.

Enjoy the selections for this week!

Money for College Project

[button link=”https://www.moneyforcollegeproject.com/2012/01/17/how-to-earn-your-graduate-degree-for-12-per-semester/” color=”red”] Earn Your Graduate Degree for $12 [/button]


[button link=”https://www.moneyforcollegeproject.com/2012/01/19/advertising-scam-sacha-charles-with-lana-agency/” color=”red”] Advertising Scam – Lana Agency[/button]


[button link=”https://www.moneyforcollegeproject.com/2012/01/20/how-to-raise-a-millionaire-developing-your-childs-entrepreneurial-aptitude/” color=”red”] Yakezie Blog Swap Series[/button]



Awesome Articles You Need to Read


[button link=”http://www.adventure-journal.com/2012/01/escaping-to-a-log-cabin-in-the-woods-%E2%80%94-for-real-and-for-good/”] Escaping to a Cabin in the Woods[/button]  Adventure – Journal wrote an article that particularly hit home with me. It’s about a man who sold all his possessions 25 years ago, bought 50 acres in the New York wilderness and built a small cabin. He has lived there in a minimalist lifestyle ever since. I’m not suggesting that we all should follow suit, rather it is an awesome case study of pursuing what you are passionate about even if it is not the popular path. This man seems truly happy, and has found a way to make it work in his own life.


[button link=”http://gearpatrol.com/blog/2012/01/19/breakdown-2013-porsche-911-carrera/”] 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera[/button]  In direct opposition to the previous link on minimalism, here is a post on a truly fantastic car. The Porsche 911 Carrera is not a car that I myself ever hope to be able to purchase but it is one that I can appreciate for near perfection. I would love to drive one someday however!


[button link=”http://www.smartpassiveincome.com/2012-marketing-podcasts/”] New Podcasts for 2012[/button]  I’m always up for a new podcast. Pat Flynn recommends three of his favorites that are just starting to burst on the scene in 2012.

Yakezie Friends


[button link=”http://sustainablelifeblog.com/2012/01/18/homemade-hard-apple-cider/” color=”green”] Sustainable Life – Hard Apple Cider[/button]



[button link=”http://blog.themillionairenurse.com/2012/01/19/projects-getting-started-a-growing-mushrooms-at-home-case-study/” color=”green”] The Millionaire Nurse – Mushroom Project[/button]



[button link=”http://dailymoneyshot.net/guest-post-6-tips-to-keep-your-dream-job-from-becoming-your-nightmare/” color=”green”] Daily Money Shot – Dream Job Security[/button]


[button link=”http://www.moneybeagle.com/2012/01/we-need-a-new-dishwasher.html” color=”green”]Money Beagle –  New Dishwasher[/button]



[button link=”http://knsfinancial.com/financial-blessings-reader-stories/” color=”green”] KNS Financial  – Financial Blessings[/button]



[button link=”http://www.bucksomeboomer.com/delay-your-gratification-and-grow-rich/” color=”green”] Bucksome Boomer – Delayed Gratification[/button]


[button link=”http://www.investinthemarkets.com/resource/oil-and-gas-stocks-at-discount-prices/” color=”green”] Invest in the Markets – Discount Oil Prices[/button]


[button link=”http://erinshanendoah.com/dogatemywallet/?p=339″ color=”green”] Dog Ate my Wallet – New Carnival[/button]


[button link=”http://www.mypersonalfinancejourney.com/2012/01/blogging-goals-update-2011-year-end.html” color=”green”] My Personal Financial Journey – Year End Review[/button]



Money for College Project Roundup: Leaving for a Cruise Edition

Well, starting tomorrow its anchors away for my wife and I. We are heading out on our first ever cruise! We’ll be heading for 7 days around the Western Caribbean, and stopping in 4 different countries and territories. This Fall has been so busy that I have barely had a moment to sit back and breathe, so this vacation is much needed.

Since neither one of us have ever been on a cruise, so any advice all of your pro cruisers have would be welcome.

I do have some posts planned for next week, and as I will be gone for Thanksgiving, I want to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving as well!

As always, here are the best articles from the Money for College Project, around the web, and my fellow Yakezie friends. Enjoy!

Money for College Project


[button link=”https://www.moneyforcollegeproject.com/2011/11/14/ditch-your-college-meal-plan-to-save-money/” color=”red”] Ditch your College Meal Plan[/button] There are many different ways to get healthy meals as a college student. You can be much smarter than eating sodium laced Ramen noodles every night, and also avoid the high price of the college meal plans.


[button link=”https://www.moneyforcollegeproject.com/2011/11/15/the-student-debt-project-first-look/” color=”red”] Student Debt Project[/button] The Student Debt Project is a fascinating study into the nature of student debt in America. It looks behind the scenes and addresses the root of the problem, and provides some fascinating insights along the way.




Awesome Articles You Need to Read


[button link=”http://www.thehobbitblog.com/?p=3933″] The Hobbit Blog: 3D production Video[/button]  Not sure if I have revealed this here at Money for COllege project or not, but I am a huge Lord of the Rings fan. So it goes without saying that I am pretty stoked about the upcoming Hobbit film. Here is the latest installment in their series of production videos, and this one focuses in on the 3D aspect of the film. Fascinating stuff!


[button link=”http://www.smartpassiveincome.com/how-to-be-everywhere/”] SPI: How to be Everywhere[/button]  Pat Flynn talks about how bloggers can take their content off of the internet and off of their blogs, and reach an entirely new segment and audience.


[button link=”http://www.commonsensemarketing.net/amazon-affiliate-product-reviews/”] How to Write Killer Amazon Affiliate Reviews[/button]  Sarah walks you through how to write killer amazon product reviews that will actually generate leads and produce sales for you. This can be a very profitable niche if you approach it correctly.


[button link=”http://artofmanliness.com/2011/11/16/from-idea-to-reality-a-one-year-case-study-on-launching-a-successful-business/”] How to Launch a Business: Case Study[/button]  Art of Manliness follows the boys from Moonshine, as they dish about the last year as they have taken their business idea from just that, an idea, and turned it into a sustainable business. Very inspirational!


Yakezie Friends


[button link=”http://sustainablelifeblog.com/2011/11/16/how-i-saved-over-3500-on-my-honeymoon/” color=”green”] Sustainable Life – How to Save on a Honeymoon[/button]


[button link=”http://blog.themillionairenurse.com/2011/11/15/management-are-you-afraid-to-take-that-step/” color=”green”] The Millionaire Nurse – Afraid of Management?[/button]


[button link=”http://dailymoneyshot.net/sometimes-other-peoples-words-are-better-than-mine/” color=”green”] Daily Money Shot – Quotable Quote[/button]


[button link=”http://www.moneybeagle.com/2011/11/make-sure-your-groupon-doesnt-expire.html” color=”green”]Money Beagle –  Expiring Groupons[/button]


[button link=”http://knsfinancial.com/macys-black-friday-2011-ad-deals/” color=”green”] KNS FInancial  – Black Friday Ads[/button]


[button link=”http://www.bucksomeboomer.com/do-you-have-a-plan-for-charitable-giving/” color=”green”] Bucksome Boomer – Charitable Giving Plan[/button]


[button link=”http://www.investinthemarkets.com/learn-to-invest/how-to-choose-a-discount-broker/” color=”green”] Invest in the Markets – Discount Brokers[/button]


[button link=”http://erinshanendoah.com/dogatemywallet/?p=135″ color=”green”] Dog Ate my Wallet – Working from Home[/button]


[button link=”http://www.20sfinances.com/2011/11/15/does-cheap-perfume-exist/” color=”green”] 20’s Finance – Cheap Perfume[/button]



Money for College Roundup: Kickoff Edition

I have wanted to start this for some time now, but laziness has set is, and it has not happened yet. But starting today I am committing myself to a weekly roundup of the posts here on Money for College Project, my favorite articles from around the web, and also the top article from my fellow Yakezie Members!

Without further adieu……here is the inaugural edition of the Money for College Roundup!


Money for College Project


[button link=”https://www.moneyforcollegeproject.com/2011/10/17/how-3-students-saved-295000-in-college-costs/” color=”red”] How 3 Students Saved over $295,000 in College Costs[/button]


[button link=”https://www.moneyforcollegeproject.com/2011/10/19/buy-and-sell-on-craigslist-to-make-extra-money/” color=”red”] Buy and Sell on Craigslist to Make Money[/button]


[button link=”https://www.moneyforcollegeproject.com/2011/10/20/public-libraries-hidden-gems-of-untapped-millions/” color=”red”] Public Libraries: Hidden Gems of Millions[/button]




Awesome Articles You Need to Read


[button link=”http://www.adventure-journal.com/2011/10/dirtbag-gourmet-wanna-win-the-iditabike-it-starts-with-a-steady-diet-of-cookie-dough/”] Wanna Win the Iditabike? You Need a Diet of Cookie Dough[/button]  Something I have secretly always wanted to do…bike across Alaska! Not finance related at all, but I think it will enrich your life.


[button link=”http://workawesome.com/productivity/coworking/”] Coworking: Sharing How We Work[/button]  For all of your freelancers and work at home folks, you need to be up on the current trend of Coworking. If you have not tried it, I highly recommend it. I have even considered opening up my own coworking space in my hometown. Definitely an awesome tool for entrepreneurs!


[button link=”http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2011/10/20/an-early-education-in-financial-literacy/”] An Early Education in Financial Literacy[/button]  Starting out the financial education of our children at a young age is crucial to our global future financial stability. So what if it starts in Girl Scouts.


[button link=”http://blog.creditkarma.com/step-by-step/psychology-of-money/the-free-monkey-problem-the-high-cost-of-free-things/”] The Free Monkey Problem: The High Cost of Free Things[/button]  You have all heard that there is no such thing as a free lunch….but now you need to learn that there is no such thing as a free monkey.


[button link=”http://artofmanliness.com/2011/10/17/how-to-quit-mindlessly-surfing-the-internet-and-actually-get-stuff-done/”] How to Quit Mindlessly Surfing the Internet….[/button]  We all are guilty of this. Sitting down at the computer with every intention of being productive, and then trailing off into a rabbit hole of time sucking activities (sometimes quite literally). Here is how to avoid all of that.


Yakezie Friends


[button link=”http://www.aaronhung.com/2011/10/17/3-ways-your-boss-can-kill-you/” color=”green”] Aaron Hung – 3 Ways Your Boss Can Kill You[/button]


[button link=”http://everydaytipsandthoughts.com/thoughts-for-thursday-a-rant-about-low-quality-cell-phones/” color=”green”] Everyday Tips and Thoughts – A Rant About Cell Phones[/button]


[button link=”http://retireby40.org/2011/10/best-places-to-retire-abroad/” color=”green”] Retire by 40 – Best Places To Retire Abroad[/button]


[button link=”http://funancials.biz/the-cost-of-renting-vs-buying/” color=”green”] Funancials – The Cost of Renting vs. Buying[/button]


[button link=”http://www.investinthemarkets.com/education/the-benefits-of-buy-and-hold-investing/” color=”green”] Invest in the Markets – The Benefits of Buy and Hold Investing[/button]


[button link=”http://www.thesinglesaver.com/2011/10/i-hate-grocery-shopping.html” color=”green”]The Single Saver –  I Hate Grocery Shopping[/button]


[button link=”http://financialexcellence.net/top-5-signs-you-are-addicted-to-shopping/” color=”green”] Financial Excellence Top 5 Signs You’re Addicted To Shopping[/button]


[button link=”http://moneytalkscoaching.com/2011/10/what-is-your-worst-case-scenario/” color=”green”] Money Talks – What is Your Worst Case Scenario?[/button]


[button link=”http://www.myuniversitymoney.com/finding-a-job-after-school-in-a-terrible-market.html/” color=”green”] My University Money – Finding a Job in a Terrible Market[/button]


[button link=”http://www.beatingbroke.com/are-banks-getting-a-bad-rap/” color=”green”] Beating Broke – Are Banks Getting a Bad Rap?[/button]


[button link=”http://www.littlehouseinthevalley.com/reality-bites” color=”green”] Little House in the Valley – Reality Bites[/button]