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Posts Tagged ‘budget’

  • How to Afford a Smartphone on a College Student Budget

    Sep 23, 2013 • Wendy Nelson • Saving & SpendingRead More »
    How to Afford a Smartphone on a College Student Budget

    Do you need to balance giving your college student the cell phone he or she wants against keeping your student on a budget? Don’t worry, there are ways to afford a smartphone on a college student budget. My oldest daughter made a convincing case for having a smartphone before she started college. On campus, the [&hellip...

  • Fit Entertainment Into Your College Budget: It’s Possible!

    Sep 23, 2013 • Loretta Kay • Saving & SpendingRead More »
    Fit Entertainment Into Your College Budget: It’s Possible!

    Last year, I lived right next to a movie theater. It was great to see movies all the time, but it was expensive on a college budget. Luckily, a friend told me about AMC’s discount Thursdays, when college students can go to AMC theaters for free. I promised myself that I could only go to [&hellip...

  • Establish a College Budget by Giving Your Student an Allowance

    Aug 19, 2013 • Wendy Nelson • Saving & SpendingRead More »
    Establish a College Budget by Giving Your Student an Allowance

    Money management is a great skill to prepare your college student for adult life. One way you can teach this skill is by establishing a specific college budget for living expenses and spending money. I struggled with how to do this when sending my daughter off to college until I got some great advice to [&hellip...

  • How Parents Can Set a Budget for College Students

    Aug 5, 2013 • Wendy Nelson • Saving & SpendingRead More »
    How Parents Can Set a Budget for College Students

    Sending children off to college is expensive. There’s tuition, room and board, books and supplies, and don’t forget spending money! Establishing a budget for college students can be tricky because it’s hard to know how much they are going to need, and it can vary widely. If you establish a good plan for spending money [&hellip...

  • Tips for Finding the Best Credit Cards for Students

    Jul 5, 2013 • Hareem Shafi • Saving & SpendingRead More »
    Tips for Finding the Best Credit Cards for Students

    Like most students, college was a transitional period for me. I didn’t have a full-time job, so I didn’t think of myself as a proper adult. On the other hand, I did my own laundry. While college may be the first whiff of freedom you experience, it is also a herald of things to come: [&hellip...

  • Your College Bank Account: How to Keep the Piggy Bank Full

    Jun 27, 2013 • Margaret Ryan • Saving & SpendingRead More »
    Your College Bank Account: How to Keep the Piggy Bank Full

    College was the first time I was more or less financially free of my parents, which was both a good thing and a bad thing. I didn’t have my parents scrutinizing my impulse buys, but I also didn’t have someone to ask for cash if I needed some last-minute funds. I found budgeting my money [&hellip...

  • How to Choose the Right College Bank Account

    Jun 26, 2013 • Loretta Kay • Saving & SpendingRead More »
    How to Choose the Right College Bank Account

    In high school, I started my first checking account at a local bank. I received a debit card and, in my small town, it worked out well. However, after my first year in college, I have realized that it’s not a good college bank account and I’ve decided to switch. Here are a few things [&hellip...

  • Budget College Date Ideas

    Mar 14, 2012 • Textbooks.com • College LifeRead More »
    Budget College Date Ideas

    Being a broke college student is a drag. Especially when there’s a specific heart you want to melt with the perfect gift on a certain special holiday. Want a sincerely sweet Valentine’s Day date on a seriously small budget? We put our expert cash-saving skills to the test and came up with some cheap college [&hellip...