The Best Holiday Car Rental Deals for Students

car rentalIf you’re heading home for the holidays, you might be interested in renting a car. It can be hard to find a good deal but they are most definitely out there.

If you have some extra cash, renting a car can be a small expense, if you play your cards right. It will also save you wear and tear on your own car and give you chance to ride in style. The important thing to remember if you decide to rent a car is to never stop looking for deals. Just like airlines, car rental companies are constantly changing their rates. You are not charged to reserve a car, so you if you see a deal and reserve the car, you can easily cancel if you find a better deal later. Read the rest of this entry »

5 Things You Don’t Need to Bring to College

moving inIf you haven’t packed for college yet, you’re probably stressing over what to bring and what not to bring. Truth is, you probably won’t need to bring half of the stuff that you thought you would. Read through this list and exclude these items so you don’t stuff your already cramped dorm with unnecessary stuff:

High school notes: Sure these notes probably helped you pass geometry, but they’re no match for calculus. You’ll have plenty of time to fill out that empty spiral notebook with new math equations.

High school t-shirts: You will get plenty of free ones if you attend your college’s events. Plus, upperclassmen can spot a newbie by spotting your home-town tees. Not to mention, your closet will really need the extra space. Read the rest of this entry »

ZipCar: An Easy Car Sharing Program for Students

zipcarI go to a big university where about half of all students have a car. For the other half, they rely on the bus system or their friends to give them a ride.

My roommate did not have a car for one semester, and she really wanted one. Sometimes she would borrow my car or another friend’s car, but she wasn’t insured to drive our cars and she always had to fill up the gas tank after she was done using the car. It was an inconvenience for everyone involved, but there really was not a better solution. That is, until now.

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