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Posts Tagged ‘saving money’

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Score College Student Discounts with a Student Advantage Card

    Sep 17, 2013 • Loretta Kay • Saving & SpendingRead More »
    Score College Student Discounts with a Student Advantage Card

    When my school offered me the chance to sign up for a card that would give me college student discounts, I was reluctant. I wasn’t sure whether I would use it, and I was worried it wouldn’t be worth the cost to enroll. The card in question? The Student Advantage card. Though it cost $45 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • College Jams: Music Streaming Services That Won’t Hurt Your Wallet

    Jul 26, 2013 • Rob Zappulla • College LifeRead More »
    College Jams: Music Streaming Services That Won’t Hurt Your Wallet

    In the increasingly expensive world that we live in, you, a college student, are going to find every way possible to cut costs. Luckily, this very same world has produced a number of music streaming services that can fit your lifestyle and, more importantly, your budget. While downloading sites like iTunes and Amazon are great ...

  • How to Take Advantage of College Discounts Off Campus

    Jul 20, 2013 • Mark Burns • Saving & SpendingRead More »
    How to Take Advantage of College Discounts Off Campus

    When venturing off campus in your free time, you will no doubt discover that your wallet is significantly lighter upon your return to school. As a college student, it can be extremely difficult to maintain a reasonable budget when engaging in activities that surround your campus. Having spent my four years of undergraduate studies in ...

  • 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: ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...