So, being a college student I feel like my money is always gone, ya know what I mean? Whether it’s buying food, coffee, text books (etc.)… it’s all gone. Well I wanted to offer you guys some advice on how to save some money (that you can put to good use on say that new JT cd next month!)
Food- buying food on campus can get very pricy. Instead of getting food there, try making your own lunch. If you’re not a morning person, like me, you can even make it the night before and have it ready for the morning. The cost of all the ingredients for your homemade lunch will most likely be a fraction of the cost you would spend buying food. If you would rather not do that I offer you option 2: Go somewhere off campus. It’s that easy.
Coffee/Beverages- So, you bought a venti-double-mocha- bean latte for $6, how do you feel about that? Don’t get me wrong I love my coffee and tea, but feel guilty spending this much on a drink. But if you have a travel mug, use it! You can pretty much put anything you want in it, and most places will fill it for a discounted price! How cool is that? And you’re helping the environment too. You rock.
Textbooks- They’re so overpriced, we all know that. But there are ways of working with that. Try searching online, there’s a good chance there is someone who wants to get rid of that math book as much as you need it. Or you could try renting them, the renting system is great, it’s like buying it (for half the price) but you return it at the end of the semester. With all the new technology most books are offered in electronic format too, how awesome is that. You won’t have to break your back with carrying heavy text books. And with the money you’d save it gives you an excuse to go buy that tablet you’ve been eyeing up.
Well, I hope this can help some of you, or you might think this chick is crazy who gave her a blog? It is what it is :]
Thanks Mindy! These are some great tips! I am a devoted coffee lover as well, and I hate the steep prices...as we used to say in Geneseo, "I gotta budget myself today to afford my "FourBucks" coffee.."