Going to college is overwhelming. So many people to see. So little money to spend. So many expectations to fulfill!
To have a rewarding college experience, every college student needs to be effective with their time and money.
Back in my day, we didn’t have all these fancy gadgets and applications to help us out. Okay – that’s a lie. I graduated in 2013. I was just a know-it-all who liked to do things the old-school way. A “work for 10 minutes and take a 15 minute break” type of guy.
You kids these days have it easier, if you so choose. Here are the best applications and websites to help you do just that.
Make College Life Easier With These Tools:
You know how I saved money in college? I never went shopping. Yep – had the same closet for like 4 years.
In case that’s not your thing, UNiDAYS is here to save the day. Here, you’ll get exclusive offers and discounts from your favorite brands. Whether you’re into health & fitness, fashion, beauty, lifestyle, food, or tech, they’ve got a deal for you!
College is full of distractions and cell phones don’t make it any easier to focus. If you have a hard time sitting down and getting something done in a reasonable amount of time, I’ve got a solution for you.
Be Focused is an application that increases your productivity by breaking up tasks into intervals and short breaks for you. This application is simple to use and it helps you track your progress so you know you’re getting the job done.
Living on a college campus can be like living in a bubble. Don’t live like a caveman – stay up to date on what’s going on in the world!
TheSkimm is a subscription service that sends you “everything you need to know” right to your inbox every morning. Better yet – they communicate in terms you’ll understand!
You can go Premium with the app, which:
- Syncs directly with your calendar so you don’t miss important events
- Has audio episodes that break down important topics in less than 10 minutes
- Gives you access to new articles daily and a weekly book recommendation
- Sends you news notifications to keep you informed at all times
Simple, effective, and built to make college life easier. Too bad they were founded only a year before I graduated…
Rate My Professors
Unfortunately, you have to go to class at some point in college. So you might as well have professors that you like, right?
Rate My Professors makes finding those professors much easier. This website lets students leave reviews on their professors and schools, with over 19 million ratings between 1.7 million professors and 7,500 schools.
When using the website, make sure to take each review with a grain of salt. If you can sift through the nonsense to find the truly great professors, it’ll make college life much easier for you.
Ever looked at your bank account at the end of the month and wondered where your money went? I feel your pain.
Mint is a personal finance application that gives you a simplified picture of your finances. All you have to do is link your accounts that involve money and Mint will track your balances and bills. Finally, you’ll be able to see exactly where your money’s going. Mint also helps you create budgets and find new ways to save.
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Author: Josh Ramos
Josh has paid off $130k in student loan debt in 4 years. By founding Home at 30, he wants to help end the student debt crisis by helping students and young professionals make decisions that will reward them for a lifetime.