It's back to school season my friends. If you have kids in school, then you know about this lovely time. The school lists are out and you need to head out to get supplies if you haven't already. What happens if you don't get a school list though? Do you know what school supplies you will need to purchase in order to be ready for the first day? Since my son goes to school in a few weeks, I figured I would look around for a good guide based on … [Read more...] about Free Back to School Supplies Guide for Every Grade
Here at Debt Roundup, we take any forms of debt seriously. After struggling to pay off over $50,000 of credit card debt and $25,000 in loans, we know what it feels like to be buried under that mountain. It sucks. Plain and simple. We're especially focused on the massive student loan epidemic that is hurting those trying to get an education, but immediately starts out in a hole. I guess we should be giving out shovels instead of diplomas when … [Read more...] about How To Save Money On Student Loans While Still In College
Out of all of the things that I teach my children about money, this one is the most difficult one for me. The reason for this is because children are extremely impetuous creatures and want everything right away. Not only that, but they have a really difficult time seeing down the road into the future. Their idea of the future is what is for dessert that night, or maybe possibly what they are packing for lunch the next day. So how in the world do … [Read more...] about How to Teach Your Children the Value of Money: Budgeting
Children want things. Lots and lots of things! At least, I know that mine do. This has been an ongoing battle since I can remember. However, since it is an ongoing battle, I decided that it makes much more sense to turn these wants into teachable moments. Wants vs. Needs The first step in the battle is to help your children understand the difference between a want and a need. This may sound easy, but it isn't always because children see in … [Read more...] about How to Teach Your Children the Value of Money: Wants vs. Needs
I get a lot of questions from college students wondering how they can reduce their student debt. One of the main things I tell them is to get a job. While that may sound rude, that's the quickest way to reduce your debt. Take on a part time job and manage both. Some may scoff at the idea, but thousands upon thousands actually do it on a regular basis. Maybe some of these college students just want to find a way to get rich quick, but I'm quick to … [Read more...] about Can You Manage a Job and Classes While in College?
Saving money for college is a job in and of itself. Not only do students have the responsibility to maintain good grades in their classes, but nowadays students are also expected to keep costs at a minimum in other areas of their college lives. Bills for food, rent, textbooks, and everyday entertainment can add up quickly if you aren't careful. Here are a few helpful tips to keep your costs to a minimum so you can focus on paying that pricey … [Read more...] about Tips on Saving Money in College: Textbooks, Food, and Entertainment