You’ve read all our posts on Frugal for Less about personal finances and frugal living, but maybe you’re heading somewhere where an electronic device is inconvenient – the beach, the swimming pool, stuck on a plane, what now?
Online educational tools are truly useful for children and parents alike. There are plenty of free resources available, but I’ve noticed some downsides about most of them.
With the high cost of university education these days, it’s no wonder why many teenagers can’t afford to go to college. Thankfully to the rise of the internet and some brilliant minds, you can get your own university from home for free. Not only that, but most of them will give you a certificate for completing their courses.
Thinking about going to college? Think carefully.
I never thought I would write computer code. But after two hours of coding lessons I put together a simple program. It wasn’t very useful — in fact, it caused colorful circles to be left behind wherever the mouse pointer moved. But it was a fun first step, and the class cost me nothing.
Can’t stomach the thought of paying the tuition fees of an Ivy League School? Now with iTunes University, you can listen to podcasts and lectures along with completing assignments at no cost directly from the App Store. The only thing you need is your iTunes account.
Did you get perfect attendance or straight B’s in high school? You could’ve gotten a scholarship for either of those. A new startup called Raise.me has developed a way for high school students to easily start racking up scholarship funds as early as 9th grade.
Want some extra cash just from playing online trivia? A recent startup called Givling pays you to answer random true-or-false questions on a daily basis. The best part is that you could be one of the lucky winners that gets their student debt paid off for doing nothing.
School has already started this fall quarter, and most students take al to of notes in order to get a high grade. At the end of the semester, we either keep our notes for future reference or throw them away. Instead, why not sell them for cash? A website called OneClass allows you to upload your notes and sell them to other students for cash.
If you’re currently a US college student, you can get cash by agreeing to lock your phone and pay attention in class. A new mobile app called Pocket Points wants to reward you for getting good grades and pursuing your education.