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Tools and websites students can use to save and manage money

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This guest article was written by Richard Hemby who regularly writes about online business degrees and college related topics for Online College Guru, an online college degree guide.

Being a student, it can be tough to manage money, as well as establish savings. There are various websites and tools available on the internet today that can help students with these problems. Following is some resources that can be used in helping students with money management.

BillHighway – This website has tools that can help sororities and fraternities manage their funds. Paying the rent, buying group gifts, and managing chapter finances can all be done here.

Mint – Connects to over 5,000 banks and credit unions, credit card, brokerage, and mutual fund companies. Automatically keeps transactions and account balances up to date and will even auto-balance your checkbook. Not to be confused with Shaun Inman’s Mint Analytics Software.Very different.

MoneyStrands (previously expensr) – A dependable solution for a student’s simple finances. Can create budgets and has forecasting tools as well.

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Win a Copy of “The Complete University Guide: Student Finance”

We have 5 copies of “The Complete University Guide: Student Finance” to give away to five lucky readers.


All you have to do to get your hands on one of these books is to email us (please use the contact form, starting the message with- Competition: ) or leave a comment on this blog post answering the following question, in less than a 100 words:

What is your best or funniest money-saving tip?

We will select the 10 best entries who will be put in order of date received and the lucky 5 winners will be chosen at random using numbers generated by Random.org. Closing date for entries will be Monday 16th November.

So what will I get from the book?

This is an excellent book for students at university and those who will be applying. It is your guide to tuition fees, grants, loans and bursaries. As well as teaching you to budget for student life.

Sections of the book cover the likely costs of going university, including accommodation, food, study costs, socialising…And how to budget successfully.

Also the book has:

  • A unique list of bursaries and scholarships
  • Valuable survival tips and first-hand accounts from students
  • Practical advice on gap year, vacation and part-time term work

So why not have a go at entering for your chance to win “The Complete University Guide: Student Finance”

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Best of luck,



Climate Change: Are we Missing the Point?

Global Warming
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This is a post to mark Blog Action Day, where bloggers unite on one day to discuss a pressing issue, this year it is climate change. It is after all important to most students since we are the future, why do we have to inherit the mess?

So, the climate is in turmoil, politicians are talking about change. But will it ever happen or is it a case of too little too late?

My focus of this post is on the problem areas. For sure a lot is being done, but is everyone pulling their weight?

  • Car manufacturers are moving towards alternatives to the internal combustion engine
  • Oil companies are pumping money into alternative energy sources
  • Recycling is steadily increasing
  • Household are reducing their “carbon footprint”

This is all well and good but is it solving the problem? Without doubt every little helps. But I can’t help noticing some industries which are hiding in the shadows. These include:

It may seem to be an odd 4 industries to highlight, for sure there are more which should be on this list.

The problem is the world is still growing.

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