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7 Clever Money-Saving Hacks For College Students

7 Clever Money-Saving Hacks For College Students

For those who choose to attend a traditional university, college is a time of mixed blessings. On one hand, you’re young and aside from school, have the least amount of responsibility of your entire life. On the other, you’re probably not employed (or at least not very lucratively), own few home furnishings, and would rather stay up until dawn than address “adult” tasks like grocery shopping or laundry.

In short, the broke college student is more fact than fiction, especially in a time of skyrocketing student debt. But there’s a lot to learn during this time of your life, both in and out of the classroom. The four (or five) years you spend at University are a time to become a better student of life, learning how to navigate its curveballs and challenges, in addition to getting on the Dean’s List.

Chances are, you’re not a working mom or stay at home Dad, so the usual money-saving tips probably don’t apply to your lifestyle. That’s why we’ve rounded up some funny and age-appropriate hacks that can be better implemented into your lifestyle. From learning how to study efficiently to scoping out hidden student discounts, this is one infographic you’ll want to bookmark until Graduation Day.

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8:46AM PDT on Mar 16, 2014

good tips I done some of these already!

7:55AM PST on Feb 23, 2014

flagged Julia T as spam

Will show this article to darling son, who seems to think he'll have all the money in the world next fall as he starts college...

6:08PM PST on Feb 11, 2014

Some of this advice seems like it would be truly helpful for college students! Wish I had known about them when I went to school.

8:32AM PST on Feb 7, 2014

Talking to your professors can help you in many ways. My friend was rejected for the work study program, but one of her professors said she could work for him when she told him about it.

5:45AM PST on Feb 4, 2014

I just flagged Julia T for spam and RebaM again for spam.

5:44AM PST on Feb 4, 2014

Send lots of time studying.

5:35AM PST on Feb 4, 2014

Spend time studying, will save money and time spent on entertainment.

9:45AM PST on Feb 3, 2014

my classmate's ex-wife makes USA dollars===73 hourly on the laptop . She has been fired for 8 months but last month her pay check was USA dollars===21761 just working on the laptop for a few hours. try this out ....,,,..,.

11:12PM PST on Feb 2, 2014

i love unconventional cooking

10:24PM PST on Feb 2, 2014

humorous article - but handy for those about to become starving college students -

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Not necessarily "Narcissistic". They just think they are making a new friend! (And, I would guess…

Sometimes this is so-o-o-o true, other times, not so much.

LOL. More curious than narcissistic, I think.


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