How to Balance Family and College Life

Every year more and more older individuals decide to go back to college once their children get to an older age. However; the one thing that they are not going to expect is how much they are going to have to balance the family life with the college life and sadly they soon find out it is not as easy as they thought. However; here are some tips and tricks to make the balancing act more manageable.

Go to Class When They Are In Class 

You may not think about it when signing up for classes. But one of the best things that you can do is go to class when your family is at work or in class. That way you can focus better on your classes without having to worry about them and something going wrong. There are a lot of parents that do not think about it but it is one of the smartest and easiest ways to make sure you do not over schedule yourself because as they are getting home so are you.

Do Your Homework When They Do Their Homework

It may seem silly or even old school, however it is a proven fact that if you are doing your homework when they are doing theirs a lot of the time they will not mind doing homework as they get older because you are with them. Your family and children will see how important it is to you to make sure your homework is done; therefore, they will be as driven about their homework. In the end, they will have a better study habit and you will get your homework done without having to stay up all night.

Make it a Habit for Family Time

As an older individual going to college there are going to be times that things will get away from you and you will forget to do things. However; make sure that you take time each week to spend some time with your family. Whether it is going out to a movie, going outside and playing ball or even camping. It is important to make sure you are also spending time with them so that they know that you still think about them. You want to reassure them that you are still there for them even though you are in college too.

5 Tips To Make Money In College

As a new college student, you may find that things are a little tight when it comes to money. But do not worry there are many ways when going to college that you can make a little extra money when you need it. You would be surprised as to how much money you would make doing these 5 things during college.

Babysit 2 or 3 Times a Week
As a college student, you are going to find that you are going to have a lot of time that you are just not going to know what to do with. One of the best ways that you can not only help families in the area, but you can also make a little extra money is by babysitting on the days that you are not too busy or you do not have anything to do. You will find that there are a lot of families that need help during the school year.
A lot of the time the parents of the children are willing to pay anywhere from 10.00 to 13.00 an hour or they will do a flat rate depending on how many children there are. You may find that there are times that doing the flat rate you are going to end up making more money, than if you were to do the hourly. So, make sure that you take a moment and consider the best route to go.
Find a Writing Gig
If you are someone that loves to write or has a writing background in journalism than you may want to consider looking for a few writing gigs. You can find writing gigs that pay decent just by going through a few websites. One place that you can find some writing gigs is Craigslist. However; the one thing that you want to keep in mind is to make sure that you get paid before they get the piece that you wrote for them. You will find that there are a lot of people out there that will not pay for the work.
But there are other websites that are secure that will make sure that you will get paid for the work that you do for the clients. They offer what is called Secured Payments. That means that the client has been verified as a legit paying client and they already have the money in the account.
Doing Yard Work For People
Let’s face it, you are young and you can move a lot faster than a lot of people. So why not use your ability to move a lot easier to help people. Why not offer to help people do their yard work for a little cash. A lot of the time the individual that you are going to ask is not going to tell you no, because that way it will let them focus on other things that they may need to get done throughout the week.
Even if it is something such as mowing the yard, raking the yard or for some even planting some flowers for someone. Just that little bit you would be surprised as to how much it is going to help someone.
 Donate Your Time Donate Some Blood
Donating blood is not one of the things that a lot of people would think of as making a little money. However; a lot of the time depending on the area in which you live in there are a lot of the times that they will pay you for your time that you come in and donate your blood.
But the one thing that you want to keep in mind is that not only are you getting paid for giving blood you are also saving someone’s life as there are times that they do not have the blood types that are needed and you may be that one that they need due to something that happen to them.
Tutor Someone in a Class
The final tip that is one of the best and quickest ways to make money while you are going to college is simple. Take the time to tutor one of the classmates that you may have and just ask for a small fee. Word will get around and you will find that they will let someone else know about your services and by the end of the semester you are going to have 4 or 5 people that you are going to be tutoring and that is 4 or 5 times more money that you are going to end up with in the end.
So, before you think that you are not going to have any money you may want to look at the many different things that you can do to not only help others but benefit you in the end because you are going to get paid for everything that you do.