Mizzou trying to reduce cost of textbooks

28 Jul

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The University of Missouri System President Mun Choi announced plans to reduce the cost of attendance and improve students’ education.
The school is now using online databases to reduce the costs of textbooks for students. The system-wide initiative is expected to save students $7.2 million.

Source KSHB


Finance Tips I Wish They’d Taught Me in College

25 Jul

College was a great experience for me. I got my journalism degree, honed my skills at the student newspaper and learned the art of finding parking in front of the student center around noon.

Once I left college, I realized one thing all my college classes had not given me: a basic finance education. With that in mind, I’ve put together a series of tips I really wish I’d known sooner.

Establish Credit

In the first days of freshman year, students are often besieged with offers asking them to take out a credit card. This happened to me, but I didn’t want to take risks on unnecessary debt by putting something on the plastic that I didn’t immediately have the money for.

It seemed like a responsible move at the time.


World’s oldest Physics textbook sells for over $790,000

14 May

Some people may have hated their Physics textbooks in schools, but this one just got a lot of love to the tune of over $790,000, or nearly P40 million. According to a report on New Atlas, a dedication copy of Galileo Galilei’s “Discorsi e dimostrazioni matematiche, intorno due nuove scienze attenenti alla mecanica & i movimenti locali (Discourses and Mathematical Demonstrations Relating to Two New Sciences)” was sold for €727,919 (US$791,190). The report noted that the artifact is “regarded by many as the world’s first Physics textbook.” – See more at: http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/scitech/science/610375/world-s-oldest-physics-textbook-sells-for-over-790-000/story/#sthash.Eis1WBGa.dpuf

Leading Online #Textbook Seller Reveals Tips on Saving, Even Making, Money on #Textbooks

5 Jan

If you just felt the sting of forking over more money than you’d like for college textbooks … http://www.texts.com allow students to post their books for other students on the same campus to see. Buy Low, Sell High If you are willing to sell your …

How to buy cheap college textbooks 

31 Dec

How to Buy Cheap College Textbooks: 15 Steps (with Pictures)