College Word to the Wise Blog

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How to Take Notes

A word to the wise: If you looked at my notes in high school or grade school, you would laugh out loud. My writing was not neat, I didn’t write down the important things...

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5 Steps to Financial Control

A word to the wise: A lot of financial authors will tell you to stop buying daily coffees or that you should start investing in real estate and one day you will be a...

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The 80/20 Rule

A word to the wise: On any given day, you are involved in quite a few activities. How many of them are actually productive? Of those productive activities, how much of the time spent on...

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SMART Goals and How to Use Them

A word to the wise: It’s pretty easy to think up a task like “do the laundry” and follow through. But what happens when you set yourself a bigger goal like paying off debt,...

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Book List

On average approximately 1 in 4 people in North America do not read books at all. With all the fantastic technology we have at our disposal, it is not surprising that people spend a lot of...

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Traditional Mentors vs. Non-Traditional Mentors

A word to the wise: Whether you are an athlete, writer, construction working, blogger, or doctor, everyone needs someone to look up to and find inspiration. Even better is having someone who invests in...

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Staying in a Hostel

A word to the wise:  When studying abroad you will be exposed to a lot more traveling then you are used to. As a traveling student you will quickly learn that hostels are the...

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Studying Abroad Packing List

A word to the Wise: Studying abroad is a huge step in life. It can be very overwhelming leaving your family and friends and breaking out of your comfort zone. So why spend a...