The 8th Carnival of College and Finance

Welcome to the 8th Edition of the Carnival of College and Finance! Once again, we had some great submissions, and some not-so-great, mortgage-refinancing spam-laden submissions. However, after sorting through the garbage, here’s the best posts submitted to the 8th Carnival of College and Finance!


Jeanine Little presents Saving for College | Enlightened Family posted at Enlightened Family, saying, “It’s never too late to start saving for college.”

hall monitor presents Recession hits high school seniors’ choices posted at, saying, “What happens when you can’t afford your top choices…?”

College Humor

Ozone presents Random Thoughts – WSOP Edition posted at Online Poker Strategy, saying, “Random insights into the World Series of Poker.”

JJ presents Practicing Frugality with Finesse posted at Investing and your Future, saying, “Frugality is the blending together of quality without wastefulness to make the most delicious combination of consumption.”


Billeater presents FAFSA Grants and Loans for College posted at Billeater.

Finance Tips 101 presents He Said She Said Finances posted at Finance Tips 101.

Silicon Valley Blogger presents 529 College Savings Plan Rewards, Referral Bonus To Save For College posted at The Digerati Life.

The Smarter Wallet presents How To Manage Debt: Credit Management Tips For College Students posted at The Smarter Wallet.


Junior presents How To Evaluate Car Buying Deals posted at Car Commentary, saying, “When it comes to buying a car, everyone wants to get the most value they can for their money.”

Sarah Scrafford presents 50 Ways to Use Twitter in the College Classroom posted at Online Colleges.

pankaj gupta presents Browse the entire Masters in Nursing Scholarships program posted at Top College Courses – Online College and University.

Joe Dale presents Accelerated College Degrees Online posted at Online Accelerated Degree Colleges, saying, “Dozens of top accredited colleges are now offering accelerated online degrees to help you earn a college degree at an accelerated pace.”

SwissTgallery presents Getting Started With Twitter posted at How Has the Recession Affected Search Marketing?, saying, “Social networking has been one of the largest trends to appear on the stage the last several years. It has given rise to sites such as FaceBook and MySpace, and now much attention has turned to Twitter, the newest icon of the digital age. Since Twitter came on the scene in 2006, it has grown to be the third most trafficked social networking site with an estimated 55 million monthly visits.”

Lisa Newton presents Soon To Be Empty Nester! posted at Savings With Sadie, saying, “I am a soon to be empty nester. See how I am handling and give advice.”

Loans and Savings

Jeff Rose presents 10 Questions About College Savings Plans posted at Jeff Rose.

Matthew Paulson presents Should You Consolidate Your Student Loans posted at American Consumer News.

nickel presents The Best 529 Plans – 2009 Edition posted at, saying, “Consumer Reports recently took a look at the best 529 plans. Here’s what they found.”

Alvina Lopez presents Where Can I Find Teacher Scholarships? posted at Smart Teaching.

Credit Cards

Brian McKay presents Credit Cards: Be Smart When Using Your Credit Cards posted at, saying, “Credit cards are a widely used source of payment for purchases these days. When credit cards are used properly, the convenience of having one or more can outweigh the risks associated with them. The consequences of misusing credit cards can be devastating to your financial well being.”


Khan Ben presents Dealing With Financial Aid Debt posted at Higher Education and Career Blog, saying, “Believe it or not, you may never have to pay back your loans.”

Jeannie Anderson presents Leadership Future: Are Students Entitled to Good Grades? posted at The Writer in Me – Teaching, Writing, Living.

That concludes this edition. 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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