Third Carnival of College and Finance

Welcome to the Third Edition of the Carnival of College and Finance. We had some really great submissions this time around. There was also a fair share of unrelated submissions that I had to remove (how many college students are really concerned about refinancing their mortgages!?). Take a look at the submissions, and feel free to submit your content to the next carnival!


Mark Montgomery presents Colleges Love To Hate US News and World Report posted at Great College Advice.


Zantor presents The 10 Best Facebook Apps for Students and 3 to Avoid posted at The Student Help Forum.

Credit Cards

Mr Credit Card presents Citi MTVU Credit Card Review posted at Ask Mr Credit Card’s Blog.


Sam presents Student Loans for College. Clear, Quick and Easy Info posted at Surfer Sam and Friends, saying, “Student Loans, Learn Now and Pay Later. Borrow Wisely for College.
Clear, Quick and Easy Info.”

Ravi Vora presents The 7 Deadly Sins of College Spending posted at Ravi Vora.

Brian presents Give Your Graduate the Gift of a Financial Education posted at, saying, “Explains why giving your child a session or two with a financial planner before college can save them a lifetime of financial struggles.”

Pinyo Bhulipongsanon presents Saving $250,000 for my son’s college education posted at Moolanomy, saying, “This post is about putting together a college saving plan in place for my son. It shows approximately how much college will cost in 2024 and how I can save about $5,000 a year to reach that saving goal.

Ted Reimers presents Where to Buy, Sell and Trade Textbooks posted at CampusGrotto.


Annette Berlin presents Clep When You Can posted at Frugal Journey, saying, “Did you know that most four year colleges charge over $750.00 for a three credit class? That price includes tuition and fees but not books or supplies. The textbooks can easily add another $50.00 to the cost of those credits. There is a cheaper way, however. It’s possible to attain those same three credits for about $80.00 verses the $750.00.”

Mike Lazear presents Is College For You? posted at The Great Office Escape, saying, “General post exploring whether college is worth the expense and how alternatives to higher education are better for some prospective students in the long run.”

Adam the Investor presents The Fundamentals of Successful Investing posted at The Investor’s Journal, saying, “Start investing while in college by learning the fundamentals of successful investing”

SpiKe presents 10 Tips For Surviving Freshman Week posted at Organize IT

Ralph Jean-Paul presents Be Smarter in 30 Days posted at Potential 2 Success, saying, “Learn how to get smarter so you can easily breeze through test and assignments.”

Jimmy Atkinson presents The Self-Directed Student Toolbox: 100 Web Resources for Lifelong Learners | OEDb posted at OEDb: Online Education Database.

That concludes this edition. Hopefully you found the submissions to be interesting. Feel free to submit your blog article to the next edition of 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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