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Posted by wupz on May 14, 2007

Scholarships Around the US has listed practical and creative ways to save money as a student. There advice is categorized into money management, alcohol, food, computers, entertainment, living, shopping, transportation, keeping in touch, personal, exercise, and making extra money. Here are worthwhile excerpts:

  • Extra checks become wasted paper/dollars.
  • Borrow books. ISBN.nu allows you to compare book prices from major online book stores. If you are buying new, check for an “international” edition. The book will be almost exactly the same only cheaper.
  • The corner coffeehouse will ravage your pocket. Brew your own.
  • Oatmeal is fast, filling, and affordable. Yogurt, cottage cheese, string cheese, bagels, & peanut butter are all affordable, convenient, and healthier than late night fast food.
  • Kick the bottled water habit and drink for free. Get a filter if you want better taste.
  • If you’re on a date, prepare a simple, candlelit dinner and stay in.
  • You save hundreds buying a desktop over a laptop. If you must, consider a refurbished notebook
  • Try shopping for printer cartridges online, compare prices, and find free shipping. Better yet, print with the school’s ink at the computer lab.
  • Don’t spend a lot on décor and accessories. There are plenty of resources for creative decorating that won’t put you in the poor house.
  • If winters are cold and heat bills are high you can insulate your windows with plastic.
  • Don’t grocery shop hungry
  • Check prices for Amtrak or Greyhound versus air travel. Both companies offer student discounts.
  • Carpool home for the holidays.
  • Donating blood plasma can net an extra couple hundred dollars a month.

118 Ways to Save Money in College [Scholarships Around the US]

 

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