How To Not Get In a Tax-Related Identity Theft Scam

As if filing your tax return weren’t stressful enough, now you have to worry about tax fraud and someone stealing your identity. What is identity theft? In this case, it’s when someone files a fake tax return using your identity in order to claim an income tax refund.

Don't let identity theft happen to you. (Credit: Pexels)

Don’t let identity theft happen to you. (Credit: Pexels)

Then your legit tax return gets rejected and you don’t get your refund. The IRS wants to alert college students about this scam because we are often at risk. Read more

Prepare For Second Semester Like A Pro

The holiday break really flew by, didn’t it? I remember how quickly those weeks on the calendar counted down and before I knew it, second semester had begun. It can be hard to refocus after a long break, so having a few life hacks in your back pocket for how to prepare is a good thing.

Organization is one way to prepare for second semester. (Credit: Evensi)

Organization is one way to prepare for second semester. (Credit: Evensi)

Maybe you will be the lucky college student who will have no problem with the transition back to class, but better safe than sorry! Read more

5 ways second semester freshman year is better

You’ve survived your first semester of college as a freshman and even came back for the second semester! You’ve learned some valuable survival techniques to navigate your academics and dorm life.

Find out the many ways second semester is better than the first. (Credit: Odyssey)

Find out the many ways second semester is better than the first. (Credit: Odyssey)

But everyone says that the spring semester of freshman year is so much better than the first. Here are some college tips for making your best college semester your second semester. Read more

Financial management life hacks to make college life easier

While going to college is primarily about getting a good education, there’s a secondary education you receive from college life. I’m not talking about the social aspects—although I certainly learned a lot about encountering people with different points of view and from different backgrounds when I started college. One of the most important things I learned, though, was financial management.

College is the perfect time to learn financial management tips. (Credit: Michelle Adams)

College is the perfect time to learn financial management tips. (Credit: Michelle Adams)

I won’t say I mastered my finances in college, because being on my own and responsible for my own money for the first time wasn’t exactly a smooth experience. But I did eventually pick up some life hacks to make life easier by keeping tabs on the money I was spending. Here are some of the top financial life hacks for college students I’ve spotted lately. Read more

6 tips for frugal living for college students

You’re living on your own, you might have a part-time job while going to school, but money is always going to be tight.

Learn how to live a frugal life in college. (Credit: Huffington Post)

Learn how to live a frugal life in college. (Credit: Huffington Post)

Here are some lifehack tips for cheap food and services and frugal living in college. Read more

How to save money the DIY way on college

It seems like not a day goes by that you don’t hear something in the news about the high price of education for college students. From student loan debt to constantly increasing tuition costs, there seems to be a never-ending stream of expenses.

Find out how you can save money in college. (Credit: Getty Images)

Find out how you can save money in college. (Credit: Getty Images)

What about some great ideas to save money while you are earning that degree? I’ve compiled a quick DIY how-to guide to help you keep your college costs down. Read more

Handling money life hacks for college students

In case you haven’t realized it yet, handling money can be hard. Do you feel like you have the financial literacy skills to make the most of what money you do have? It is never too late to learn some life hacks for money management.

What are your best tips for handling money? (Credit: Newsplex)

What are your best tips for handling money? (Credit: Newsplex)

Maybe you are living off mom and dad now, but all college students need to understand the ins and outs of money so they don’t make bad choices that will haunt them in the long run. Read more

Top 4 scams for college students to avoid

College is a time to learn, try new things and find your own identity. Unfortunately, others are seeking your identity, too. College students are vulnerable to all sorts of scams and types of identity theft. Just at a time in life when you’re starting to build a good credit score, scammers can derail your plans.

Beware of scams targeted at college students. (Credit: Rent.com)

Beware of scams targeted at college students. (Credit: Rent.com)

One of the most common is the student loan forgiveness scam, but there are plenty of other ways that students can get ripped off. Read more

The do’s and don’ts of your first credit card

A good credit score has a big impact on the rest of your life — from buying a house to even your insurance rate. That’s why college students need to be thinking about how to get your first credit card and start establishing good credit now.

Be sure to use your first credit card wisely. (Credit: Pexels)

Be sure to use your first credit card wisely. (Credit: Pexels)

Read on for the things you need to know to make this happen for you. Read more

Every summer travel tip you will ever need to know

Like most college students, you’re going to cram as much as you can into your last month of summer before you head back to school. You may decide to travel, so I wanted to look at some safety precautions for you to keep in mind.

What are your summer travel plans? (Credit: Be A Green Commuter)

What are your summer travel plans? (Credit: Be A Green Commuter)

After all, the best way to end a trip is to arrive back home safe and sound. So let’s see how to stay safe while traveling. Read more