College is expensive, particularly for students on tight budgets; these free apps will help you manage your money – and even make a few dollars while you’re at it
Expensive tuition, textbooks, room and board – not to mention occasional entertainment – means shoestring budgets exemplify the college lifestyle. It’s a shame finance management is perhaps the most under-taught subject in college, especially when the average college graduate leaves school nearly $30,000 in debt. While the following free apps won’t pay off your student loans, they will help you avoid some of that debt and even make a few bucks in the meantime.
Free apps for navigating college finances on a tight budget
1. Mint (Best Free College Budgeting App)
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Jun 8, 2015 Comments
Need the perfect budget-friendly gift for Father’s Day? Use Direct Textbook to get a meaningful gift at the best price!
If you want to give your dad a meaningful Father’s Day gift he’ll truly appreciate and never forget, you’ve probably found that many of the best things cost the most money. But priceless gifts aren’t always expensive; it’s the thought that counts, and giving your dad an amazing book can be a great way to express your gratitude. Best of all, you can use Direct Textbook to get great books at the best possible prices.
Using Direct Textbook, you can search for your dad’s favorite novels. Let’s say he’s a big fan of Ernest Hemingway – you could get him a hardcover copy of “The Sun Also Rises” for around $20 retail, or pay less than $5 using Direct Textbook’s comprehensive book price comparison search engine.
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Jun 2, 2015 Comments
Don’t pay to throw old books away – use Direct Textbook to cash in by selling to the highest-paying buyer
No more college and no more clutter. As spring semester comes to a close and many of us are tackling spring cleaning projects, there’s no better time than now to cash in on used, unwanted books. Whether you have a semester’s worth of textbooks or a library full of dusty tomes, you can sell your old books at the highest prices by taking advantage of Direct Textbook’s industry-leading book buyback search engine. It’s like getting paid to declutter!
Here’s how it works:
1. Browse to Direct Textbook’s Sell page and enter the ISBN of the book(s) you want to sell.
2. Direct Textbook checks real-time pricing from the web’s most reputable buyers, then displays them on a single page so you ... more »
May 26, 2015 Comments
Want to keep your rented textbook once the rental period expires? DirectTextbook.com shows you how to buy your textbook rentals at reduced prices from popular vendors such as Chegg, BookRenter, and CampusBookRentals
Renting textbooks can be a great way to keep college costs down without restricting access to the information you need to complete your education. The premise is simple: you pay for limited-time access to a given textbook – typically a semester – then return the book when you no longer need it. But what if you want to keep your textbook once the rental period expires? Here, DirectTextbook.com shows you:
• How to buy your rental textbooks at reduced prices
• How to get pricing from popular textbook vendors
• Textbook rent-to-purchase policies from Chegg, BookRenter, and CampusBookRentals
Why would I want to keep my textbook rental?
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May 8, 2015 Comments
Direct Textbook reveals the highest-rated review books for the NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN to help you study to become a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse
The NCLEX, or National Council License Examination, is the defining test for students studying to become registered nurses (RN) and licensed practical nurses (LPN). There are two versions of the NCLEX: the NCLEX-RN, which is designed to test the skills required to be a registered nurse; and the NCLEX-PN, which tests the skills required to be a licensed practical nurse. Ace the NCLEX with the best NCLEX review books as ranked by consumers and nurses on sites such as All Nurses, Nurse Buff, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon.
The best NCLEX-RN review books
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Apr 14, 2015 Comments