The Ultimate College Money Saving Tips
Uh heck yeah, there is nothing much better than saving money. I am a freshman in college, I’ve got a lot to learn… Saving money is something I learned fast. College is expensive, so in this post you will learn how I save money as a college student.
I am commuting for college. I am attending a branch of Ohio University which is like five minutes from my house. I will graduate with a degree from Ohio University while save tens of thousands of dollars. So if you can do so, do it.
I mean what money are you going to save if you don’t have any? Whether it’s an allowance or your paycheck, you should save most of it. Take out what money you need for food and other necessities and put the rest away. I also strongly recommend a lockbox to keep your money and valuables safe.
It can be anything you want as long as it’s effective. Look up some plans and choose one. When I get paid, $150 goes towards bills, $20 goes for gas, I keep $60 in my wallet for spending money, and put the rest into savings.
A lot of places offer a student discount with your student ID. All you have to do is ask before you check out.
Cut, print, digital coupons will save you a ton. It’s definitely worth the time.
Don’t Buy New Textbooks
Never ever ever. I rent mine from Amazon because it’s so much cheaper. Buy used, not new.
Limit to One Credit Card
Unless you have a job, do NOT get a credit card. Limit yourself to one for the time being, but never have more than three. College is the perfect time to build your credit, so don’t screw it up.
Apply for all the scholarships humanly possible. It’s free money for being awesome, so really try at school, extracurriculars, and volunteering.
Limit Eating Out
This means Starbucks runs as well, so invest in a coffee maker. We spend most of our money on food and restaurants are overpriced. Eat in as much as you can.
Buy in Bulk
Sam’s Club for instance. This is a total money saver and time saver!
A lot of universities and colleges don’t allow students to have cars on campus… or at least for the first one or two years. Even if you have a car, carpooling is still okay as long as you return the favor. Sign up for Uber or Zipcar for long distance.
That’s all I got! I hope you learned something and share it with your friends! Thank you for reading! 🙂
If you have any tips, leave them in the comments! I can’t wait to read them!
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