The Best Financial Books for College Students

When I decided to learn the ins and outs of personal finance as a college student, I devoured one book after another. While a short article or video can be informative about specific issues, books allow you to delve deeper and come away with a more nuanced understanding of the topic.

In honor of National Book Day, here are some of the best financial books for college students.

“Broke Millennial: Stop Scraping By and Get Your Financial Life Together” by Erin Lowry

Students who are new to personal finance will appreciate learning the basics from Lowry, a personal finance expert and former Mint contributor. This book breaks down basic financial concepts like choosing a bank, finding your credit score, creating a budget and tackling student loans.

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Black-Owned Bottled Water Brand Now Available in 1,100 Stores Nationwide

Rudy Byfield, founder of CellDration Water, one of only a handful of Black-owned premium water brands in the world, has partnered with Kroger, Ralph’s, Wakefern, DPI Specialty Foods, and other grocery store chains for distribution in over 1,100 stores nationwide in sixteen different states.

Utilizing a proprietary five-step process, and founded at the nexus between nature and science, CellDration Water offers an enhanced, mineralized purified water with multiple value-added benefits. CellDration’s game-changing national distribution deal signals a commitment by Kroger, Ralph’s, Wakefern, and DPI to supplier diversity by giving minority brands the opportunity to fairly compete with other brands on its shelves.

The water brand made its debut at various Kroger’s grocery stories in 2018 and sold over 300,000 bottles within the first six months – four times the projected sales goal and an incredibly promising start for a new brand market entry in the competitive beverage category.

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Which review sites matter to your industry

This post was originally published on March 22, 2018 and was updated on August 24th, 2020.

For small business owners, asking how your businesses did is a mandatory component of a successful operation. How do you go about getting an understanding of where you stand in the eyes of your customers? The answer is soliciting, reading and replying to the feedback left at online review sites.

As a relatively recent marketing phenomenon, online review sites have dramatically grown in popularity over the past five years. The primary reason for the growth is the trust consumers place in other consumers to leave truthful, heartfelt reviews of small businesses.

Did you know that nine out of 10 consumers read online reviews before they make a buying decision?

Trust is just one of the many compelling reasons why your small business needs to increase its exposure at online review sites.

Why are customer

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10 Side Hustle Skills You Can Master During This Labor Day Weekend

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Learning new skills is a crucial part of anyone’s career development, but it’s especially important for entrepreneurs who want to scale their companies. If you’re looking for something to do this socially-distant Labor Day weekend, why not learn a valuable new skill? We’ve rounded up some of the best courses on the web that you can take now.

Photography – Hollywood Art Institute Photography Course & Certification

Photography may sound more like a hobby, but it can also be a valuable resource for your design team. Photos are a lot cheaper when they’re your own! This course will help you get the most out of a DSLR

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