During these harsh economic times, every dollar counts. With scholarship money slowly fading and tuition and transportation prices going up, students need to save whatever they can. Many websites are offering advice on how to save money in these hard times, so here's a few suggestions geared toward college students:
-Selling Books: We all know about buying books online, but what about selling them? Listing old textbooks, or other items you don’t need, online can prove to be a lucrative business decision.
-BYOC (Bring Your Own Coffee): Even if you only pay a dollar for your coffee (which we know is not the case) that is still $5 a week, $20 a month, and $240 a year you could be saving, not spending. (Same goes for lunch!)
-Don’t Be Late: Many credit card companies will charge you anywhere from $25 to $50 extra for being late on your payment. Being on time will help your wallet and your stress level.
-Cheap Beer is Good Beer: According to collegescholarships.com, college students spend $5.5 million on alcohol each year. So if you don’t want to stop drinking, find ways to drink for less: buy pitchers so everyone pays or go for less expensive brands of brew. Every hour is not happy hour, so the time you go out is just as important as the place.
Hopefully some of these suggestions are helpful. If you want to see the complete list of 118 ways to save money while in college, click here
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