This week is my little brothers birthday and I'm bitter sweet about it. He is attending his first year at college so far from home (CA) and I am really going to hate it when he boards the plane in a few weeks. It kinda brings me back to my days in college. I am a proud graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (Go 49ers!). I've received several emails from fellow NC bloggers, and I love speaking with each of you. I loved college and I can't wait to begin a new program. I have been working hard to save up for my Ph.D and came across a great tool that I will be taking advantage of, we all know that college is outrageous! Instead of buying all of my books and then hoping the school will buy them back at 1/3 of the cost, I will be renting my books. I found a great website that can help you save up to 90% on textbooks and the best part is that every textbook you rent they will donate money to Operation Smile. If you are interested in learning more head on over to http://www.campusbookrentals.com/ to learn more.