DIY Gifts for the Holidays

By: Martha-Raye Adjei, University of Delaware Alumna 2013 The holidays are approaching and fall semester is quickly coming to a close. You’ve probably started to think about gifts for your family and friends this year, as finals are probably the first thing on your mind. Then there’s finances and making sure you don’t go overboard

The Smartest Ways to Save Right Now

As a freelancer living and working in New York City for the last few years, I quickly learned how to live ‘big city on a budget’— but I wish I would have started sooner. With all of the responsibilities that college and post-grad women face, finances, a lot of times, become an unwelcome burden that

The $martest Ways to Splurge

By: Amanda Ferrara, New York University Everyone gets the urge to splurge, especially when the end of a semester of hard work is right around the corner. Whether it is a few new outfits, a day at the spa, or a fancy dinner, a little pampering is sometimes exactly what you need. It’s as easy

Top 10 iPhone Apps for College Students

By Guest Blogger Taylor Jennings With the evolution of technology and the promotion of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), more students now utilize tablets and smartphones freely during their classes. The same devices provide them with a myriad of applications, not only for education but also for social and health/physical success. Some phones, such as

5 Ways to Save Money in College

By Emma Martin, Student at Ithaca College My college is ranked the 68th most expensive private college in the country. I chose my school because I LOVE the program they offer, but it is difficult balancing such an expensive school on a college student budget. Regardless of where your school falls on the ratings, I’m

A Chic (But Cheap) Guide to Fall Fashion

By Ashley Yenick, Student at Merrimack College If you’re like me, you can’t wait for your favorite designer to debut their new season’s look. During Fashion Week, it’s always an exciting time to see which celebrities attend which shows and what designers come up with. We’ve been keeping our eye on some runway shows and

5 Chic (But Cheap) Pieces for Your Fall Wardrobe

By Laura Iglehart, Student at Georgetown University Shortly after the September fashion magazines have declared the hottest fall trends, fashion devotees everywhere flock to the stores (with Vogues in hand) to snatch up some of these of-the-moment pieces. Not surprisingly, these trendy “must-haves” are usually unique to high-end/designer boutiques and department stores and come with a

Dorm Raiders: Affordable Dorm Room Essentials

By Briana Luca, Student at Iona College Every summer, there are thousands of kids around the country who are biting their nails, making to-do lists and gearing up for their first year of college. When you move out of your parents’ house and into a dorm room, there is so much that changes. You are

4 Questions Every College Student Should Ask Before Leaving the Nest

Guest Post by Steven Smith Most common financial mistakes for many students are caused by inexperience and the lack of understanding of basic financial principles. Combine that with large student loans, and you have a disaster waiting to happen. Pausing and taking a look at these four simple questions will help you prepare, plan, gain

Top 5 Tech Gadgets for College

By Emily Roseman, Alumna of American University Tech gadgets today come and go as quickly as the hottest fashion trend. But whether you are currently a social media diva on the campus or just trying to stay plugged in, getting on top of the tech totem pole can get tricky, and yes, expensive! Here are