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How to Find Cheap College Textbooks

It’s back-to-school season, which means college students are on the prowl for cheap textbooks. The average college student spends more than $1,100 a year on college textbooks. With textbook prices rising twice as fast as inflation during the past 20 years, I’d sure be looking for cheap textbooks if I was a student. There are […]

17Aug2010 | Lynn | 2 comments | Continued
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America’s Most Expensive College Textbooks

What are the most expensive textbooks in America? This week I provided the answer. At my other college blog over at CBSMoneyWatch, I wrote a post that contained the names of the 12 most expensive college textbooks. The most expensive one — Acta  Philosophorum The First Journal of Philosophy  – cost $1,450 retail. The next […]

14May2010 | Lynn | 0 comments | Continued
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Top 10 Books That College Students Are Reading

Want to know what college students are reading? The Chronicle of Higher Education recently surveyed dozens of colleges and universities across the country to compile this top 10 college reading list. You won’t find any heavy literature on this list that includes three books dripping with zombie and vampire antics. I’d recommend reading No. 2 […]

28Feb2010 | Lynn | 1 comment | Continued

States with High Student Debt and More

10 Best and Worst States for Student Loan Debt Many of the states with the highest student loan debt levels are in the Northeast. In contrast, the states with the lowest student debt levels are in the West and South. That was one of the subjects that I wrote about last week for CBSMoneyWatch.com.  In […]

6Dec2009 | Lynn | 0 comments | Continued

Selling Your College Textbooks to Amazon

Do you have some used college textbooks you’d like to get rid of? You might want to check with Amazon. The online bookseller rolled out a new program today to entice college students to trade in their textbooks. The trade-in program is simple. You can check to see if Amazon will buy your used textbook […]

3Dec2009 | Lynn | 1 comment | Continued
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Renting Cheap College Textbooks

Here’s a way to find cheap college textbooks: rent them. This seems so logical, but it’s taken an awfully long time for the idea of renting used college textbooks to take root. At least a couple of companies are now renting cheap college textbooks to students who are eager to shrink their book tab. A […]

7Jul2009 | Lynn | 7 comments | Continued
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Lowering the Cost of College Textbooks

You don’t need to read this blog post to know that the prices of college textbooks are obscene. Amazon.com, however, is aiming to change this. I wrote a post about Amazon’s efforts to crack the electronic textbook market with its launch of the Kindle DX at my other college blog at CBSMoneyWatch.com. On that post […]

12May2009 | Lynn | 4 comments | Continued

Getting Higher Test Scores

What is the best way to earn higher test scores? Reading your textbook and notes over and over again isn’t going to cut it, according to some new research. While poring over the written material seems like a no brainer, researchers from Purdue and Washington University insist that it’s not the best approach. Here’s a […]

27Apr2009 | Lynn | 0 comments | Continued
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Cutting the Cost of College Textbooks

My daughter called me yesterday to complain about the cost of her college textbooks. One of Caitlin’s upper level Spanish books was going to cost her close to $200. She was thrilled, however, when she found a used older textbook edition — missing the CD — for a mere $15 online. Ironically, it’s the frugality […]

19Jan2009 | Lynn | 9 comments | Continued