Posts Tagged ‘Frugal’

Gift Giving on a Student Budget

Christmas is right around the corner, but as we all tighten our wallets, gift buying can become a lot more stressful than it should be. It’s okay to spend a little extra time or money on those we love, but with these great tips, you won’t break the bank this holiday season! Related: Last-Minute Holiday Gifts ...

5 Reasons Why You’re Always Broke

5 Reasons Why You’re Always Broke

As disheartening as it is for some people to admit, the broke college student stereotype has some truth to it. A lot of college students frequently find themselves wondering where in the world all of their money went towards the middle of the semester. You might think you can stretch a dollar further than everyone ...

20 Money-Saving Tips for Frugal Students

Saving money is hard enough when you’re not a college student with a busy schedule. Although a challenge, it is possible to find savings in every corner of your budget. The Rented Life‘s David Levitz knows about this challenge all too well. The University of Minnesota student is currently working his way through a semester ...

5 Lifelong Skills You Need to Learn in College

When you graduate from college, there’s a strong chance that you will have forgotten a lot of the information you learned in your freshman Biology class. But guess what, that doesn’t mean that you didn’t learn anything from being there. The education you get from college extends far beyond books and lectures. These five skills ...

How to Avoid Ruining Your Credit in College

In college, one of the biggest financial worries students have is the debt they’re building up each semester. Student loans can be a nightmare and the only way to get rid of them is to pay them off. (Sorry, bankruptcy won’t get rid of student loans.) But there is another financial issue that a lot ...

5 First Apartment Tips for College Students

Transitioning from dorm to apartment life may not seem like much of a change on the surface, but there’s a lot more to do and worry about than you think. To help you get through your move-in with enough sanity and cash to go around, here are some first apartment tips. Related: 6 Ways to ...

Freshman Week: 5 Ways to Survive College on a Budget

College is undoubtedly one of the most enjoyable experiences of your life. But if you are not used to budgeting your funds, you can quickly find yourself scraping the barrel. The first few weeks of college will be packed full of things that cost you money, whether it be buying new books for your studies or ...

Freshman Week: 7 Money Tips for College Students

With summer in its final weeks and school around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to fit in an awesome semester on a tight budget. Spending in college adds up — whether it’s on textbooks, rent, groceries, or especially, nights out. However, saving money and budgeting shouldn’t be something to ...

How to Throw a Great Party for Under $50

What’s more fun than having a party? Having a party on the cheap. Anyone can throw money at a good time to try to make it happen and still fail. The truly enterprising minds will find ways to spend less money and maximize everyone’s good time. Do you accept the challenge? Related: 7 Methods to Prevent ...

Check University Dump Sites for Free Stuff

If you’re in the market for a computer monitor, chalkboard, or any type of supply or equipment your school may have in abundance, campus dump sites can be a treasure trove of gently-used items. Reddit user TheExtremeModerate, a student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, told of his own journey scavenging through what he calls “tech dumps.” ...

7 Ways To Clean Your Place Without The Expensive Cleaners

Cleaning your place can sometimes suck. The only people that like to do it are those folks who like everything to look perfect and those that get paid to do it. Cleaning is only good for hearty runs of procrastination and keeping you away from TV, video games and partying. So if you’ve gotta do ...

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