By: Rachael Faust
Do you have champagne taste? Are high-priced textbooks, $5 lattes, and paying to print getting you down? If this is you, fear not! You can have what you want by being a savvy shopper, and these 10 tips will help you $ave!
Check them out below:——Results are guaranteed to Stretch your hard-earned dollar a little further.
Why spend money on music when apps like Spotify, Pandora, and Google Play exist? Save yourself some cash and stream music for free!
Eating out may be a social rite of passage, but you have to have discipline when your budget comes into question.
Rent your textbook for 3 months instead of a full semester. Take your notes ahead of time. Send the book back 3 months into the semester. Remember to be a thorough note-taker!
Save time and money. No more lines! Also, if you buy a $4 cup of coffee every day, in a year you’ve spent over $1400. Purchase a $15 coffee machine from Walmart and keep it moving.
Don’t allow yourself to slip into frequent delinquency. I know times are tough in college, but you don’t have to make it worse if you can help it.
Living with others allows you to split rend and all expenses that come with living on your own.
Chipotle will give you a free drink with your meal. Just flash your student ID. Sams Club offers a Collegiate Membership that comes with a 15 dollar gift card. Show your student ID at H&M and get an extra 15% off your total.
Colleges offer gyms to their students free of charge…you know after you’ve paid thousands in tuition. Get your money’s worth every chance you get!
Are you a responsible student. Do you take detailed notes. Come through for your classmates and make some money in the process. You deserve it!
Lay out at your pool. Go to work. Check out the local bars. Catch a movie. Get some sleep. You don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars on plane tickets and hotel reservations to have fun over Spring Break. Sometimes, less is more!
Saving money can be hard, especially when you are still figuring out life. I just want you to know that it is possible, no matter where you currently stand in life. Stick in there! You’ll be fine. Until next time!
Operations Supervisor at University of Mississippi