The Sixth Carnival of College and Finance

Welcome to the September 5, 2008 edition of The Carnival of College and Finance. It’s been quite the hiatus for this carnival, and it’s nice to be back to posting. We have an epic Carnival here for you, with some really great posts. Enjoy!


James presents SAT Test Taking Tips posted at SAT Exam Prep.

Mark Montgomery presents AP, IB, and Dual Enrollment (or PSEO): An Analysis posted at Great College Advice, saying, “High school students and their parents are faced with an alphabet soup of college prep options. This article makes recommendations based on your educational objectives.”

NoelFrance presents Can Playing High School Sports Be a Possible Assist into College? posted at CollegeFinder Blog.

College Fun

LSG presents Back, back to school again. posted at So I Married an Atheist, saying, “An English grad student reflects on the “types” of students she sees in her classes.”

Credit Cards

Dorian Wales presents Common sense advice for credit card use posted at Personal Financier, saying, “Common sense is always warented. Credit card use is no different.”

Raymond presents The Best Reward Credit Cards For College And Graduate Students To Learn Credit Responsibility posted at Money Blue Book.


Matthew Paulson presents Don’t Get a Job in College to Pay For School, Start Your Own Business! posted at American Entrepreneurship.

Super Saver presents Maximizing The Tax Benefit Of Our College 529 Plans posted at My Wealth Builder.

Madison presents 10 College Money Myths posted at My Dollar Plan.


Tony H presents Free Money! The Great Financial Aid Myth posted at The Scholarpreneur, saying, “Tony talks about the sad state of financial aid in this country. Taking out a loan isn’t your only option.”

Nina Smith presents Looming Student Loans: How to Get a Debt Free College Education posted at Queercents, saying, “There’s been an explosion in private student loans over the last decade. It’s a broken system when families and students need to resort to these options — some of these loans have interest rates as high as 19-20 percent. Here are some ideas to get a college degree debt-free.”

Steve Faber presents – Types of Student Loans – How to Compare Student Loans posted at DebtBlog.

Jacob presents DCF analysis of student loans posted at Early Retirement Extreme.


Sheila Danzig presents Foreign Degrees: How They Add Up posted at Degree Talk Blog.

richas solis presents The Cause and Effect Essay Project posted at Blog: guide on how to write essays, courseworks, dissertations, assignments. Essay help, Dissertation Assistance, GCSE Coursework, saying, “You can write your essays if you know how to study. Make some real effort.”

GrrlScientist presents The War on Higher Education: Faculty on Food Stamps posted at Living the Scientific Life, saying, “It’s a sad world when your students earn many times more than their professors do, but that’s the fact these days. Watch this disturbing video and then decide whether this country values higher education.”

ChristianPF presents How to get textbooks for free posted at Money in the Bible | Christian Personal Finance Blog, saying, “This was a trick I discovered late in college, that I wish I would have known about earlier, it could have saved me thousands over my college years. It shouldn’t take more than a hour and could save you hundreds each semester.”

Azelma Petit presents 20 Free Open Courseware Links to Help You Grow Your Business posted at Biz.Edu, saying, “Growing a business can be tough, these 20 links to free open courseware should make it easier by helping you to obtain the knowledge needed to have an edge over the competition.”


Tip Diva presents Top Ten Tips – Buying And Selling College Textbooks posted at Tip Diva.

Patrick A. Sizemore presents 18 Ways to Balance Work With Class posted at College Information for Smart Students.

Josh Petrie presents Scientific Ninja posted at Scientific Ninja, saying, “An article on the pros and cons of “game development” oriented colleges.”

GradGirl presents The Secret to Getting Your Money’s Worth in Grad School posted at This Writer’s Wallet.

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