Frugal Student Tips
Frugal Student Tip #15 – Save Money With Less
Did you ever think about the fact that the people who are telling you how much detergent to use are selling you detergent?
Frugal Student Tip #14 – Make Money – Sell Your Stuff
Cash-poor but item-rich? You may be able to make money by selling things you no longer need or want. Use these tips to get informed and be safe.
Frugal Student Tip #12 – 5 Free Holiday Gift Ideas
Feeling stressed about buying holiday gifts for friends, coworkers, or your roommate? Don’t! These 5 free holiday gift ideas will save the day — and the money!
Frugal Student Tip #11 – Check Your Receipt
You know to avoid money mistakes like late fees, but if you don’t check your receipt, you may be throwing dollars into the trash as you leave the store.
Frugal Student Tip #9 – Ask For Student Discounts
Your student ID card may be the best discount card you have. Ask for student discounts anywhere you shop, online or out and about.
Frugal Student Tip #8 – Avoid Money Mistakes
Frugal students who need to watch their spending should avoid money mistakes that are preventable, like these examples.
Frugal Student Tip #6 – Thrifting
On a budget? Is saving money a priority? Then thrifting is the way to go. Don’t turn your nose up at the idea of shopping at the thrift store. Here’s why.
Frugal Student Tip #5 – Question Every Purchase
Question every purchase before you even touch the item. This will keep your money in your pocket instead of the store’s.
Frugal Student Tip #3 – Don’t Catch Spending Envy
Splurging on non-essentials is not a race — and you don’t win anything for keeping up. Don’t spend money just because your friends are.
Frugal Student Tip #2 – Don’t Drink Your Dollars
There’s a reason financial counselors developed the term “latte factor.” Sure it’s fun to be out and about and get a delicious beverage, but many people drop more money on coffee these days than they realize. What does $5 per day for nine months come out to? Big money!
Frugal Student Tip #1 – Don’t Pay Twice
If you’re a frugal student you will focus on the cost of tuition, fees, room, and board (as well you should), but don’t overlook living expenses for the nine months you’re away at school. Find out what the mandatory fees you already are paying cover, so you can avoid paying twice! (Flu shots, counseling, bus fare, exercise classes, just to name a few.)