Fifth Carnival of College and Finance

Welcome to the November 18, 2007 edition of the Carnival of College and Finance. Once again, we have sifted through all the submissions in an attempt to bring the best possible content. Once again, there were a variety of spam submissions, mostly in the financial segment. Once again, I must remind everyone that very few college students already have mortgages…and if they do, well I feel bad for them. Hopefully, you’ll enjoy at least a few of these posts (I know I did).

College Fun

For those interested in a little fun (hopefully they’re of age), Shawn Farner presents Bouncing: A deadly beer pong weapon posted at I Love Beer Pong, saying, “After a tough week of classes and exams, it’s nice to play a little beer pong. Here are some tips for sinking the bounce shot.” Of course, you don’t ever have to drink in college. You can actually still play beer pong without drinking (either make your friend drink or use root beer!)

College Humor

If you want to see a list of funny sites on the internet, specifically for college students, Ted Reimers presents College Humor posted at CampusGrotto.

Credit Cards

ISPF, a fantastic and originial name by the way, presents How Much Credit Can a Student Get? posted at Grad Money Matters.

Mr Credit Card presents How to Reduce Credit Card Debt? posted at Ask Mr Credit Card’s Blog.


C. Worrall presents Saving for Your Children’s Education posted at CFO Yourself.

This submission forgot to give me a name. However, it’s a good post nonetheless. Cheap dates for college students posted at Tips from a college student.

Yet another submission about why people “shouldn’t” go to college. Although I disagree strongly (and one of the purposes of College and Finance is to show students and parents how to manage finances AND get the education), I’ll still give the alternative view an audience. Zenofeller presents The reason you don’t want to go to college posted at

The Career Counselor presents Seven Strategies to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck posted at ask the CareerCounselor. I pretty much have to live paycheck to paycheck, so this was solid advice for me.

Silicon Valley Blogger presents Cheap Ways To Learn And Feed Your Brain posted at The Digerati Life.

Everything Finance presents Investing is boring. Well, It should be! posted at Everything Finance. We at College and Finance agree that it’s never too early to start investing.

Kalyn presents Managing Finances in Your Twenties posted at


Raymond presents No Rush To Pay Off My Student Loans posted at Money Blue Book.

TV Girl presents How Did I Get Here? – Part VI: Student Loan Consolidation Is a Pain in the—yeah, that posted at TV Girl and Money.

Bonnie Krueger presents How Do I Find The Cheapest Student Loans When Rates Are Getting Higher? posted at Student Loan Consolidation.


Aundi presents A Student and His Budget: Traveling Abroad posted at Queercents, saying, “For postgraduate education, Aundi at Queercents was looking for something characterized as “exponential” and discusses how money comes into play with these experiences.”

Dhawal presents How much will you actually need?? posted at

Scroll past the onslaught of Google Ads, and you’ll find some solid content for those interested in law school.Sam presents The Real Dope on Law School posted at Surfer Sam and Friends, saying, “Will you concentrate on public interest law, leading to a job in the public defenders office or a non-profit organization like Legal Aid? Or will you shoot for a large law firm, concentrating your studies in another direction? Is your destination investment banking, mergers and acquisitions, insurance defense, environmental, antitrust, or securities law, litigation practice, or real estate. Do you see yourself as a litigator?”


Alanna presents Why ID Thieves Like College Students | BBB Consumer Education posted at BBB Consumer Education.

That concludes this edition. Hopefully you learned something new, or were at least entertained. Feel free to submit your blog article to the next edition of The Carnival of College and Finance using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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