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)
Mint is probably the best-known budgeting and finance ma... more »
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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 »
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Want to cash in on your used books? Direct Textbook shows you how

How do you sell books? It’s one of the most commonly-asked questions we receive from our users. It’s a great question, too: while many people know Direct Textbook helps you get the best deals when buying or renting textbooks, most don’t know how to sell their textbooks and other used books when they’re done with them. The following guide offers a comprehensive overview of bookselling options, where to sell books, and how to determine book values so you can make the most money for your used books.

Assessing your books


Successfully selling books begins with knowing exactly what books you have; not just in terms of title but also date of publication, historical significance (if any), and condition. Here’s what you need to know... more »
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BookSeller turns your iPhone or Android smartphone into an ISBN barcode scanner and instantly connects you with the top-paying textbook buyback companies

You know Direct Textbook helps you get the lowest textbook prices, but when the semester is over how can you sell your used textbooks for the highest possible prices? Enter BookSeller, a free app for iOS and Android devices that lets you scan your textbook ISBN barcodes and instantly compare buyback offers from the highest-paying online textbook buyers.

Developed by Flipsy.com, a subsidiary of Direct Textbook, BookSeller works by turning your iPhone, iPad, or Android device into an ISBN barcode scanner that identifies your textbooks and then searches dozens of Trust Verified online textbo... more »
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Shipping is always a consideration when you buy and sell used books via online platforms such as Amazon, Ebay, and Chegg; you want to make sure shipping payment responsibilities are clearly defined between the buyer and seller in order to ensure a fair price for your books. Fortunately, most carriers make shipping to U.S.-based buyers simple and straight-forward – but what about shipping to our friends up north? Are there duty fees? Exchange rates? Can all stores ship to Canada? The following examines major vendors' policies and associated fees for shipping from the United States to Canada.


Amazon


Amazon's International Shipping Page indicates that the company estimates import fee deposits at checkout and provides customs clearance for its buyers and sellers. According to Amazon's... more »
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