By Maniyah Goodwine
Who doesn’t like saving money?
In college saving money can seem like an insurmountable task as students often find their expenses outweighing their small (if any) income. They find themselves getting caught up in the hustle and bustle of college life, spending money without a second thought. The parties, the Ubers, the clothes, and the constant temptation to eat out burns a serious hole in the pockets of students.
Finding a balance between engaging with all of the exciting aspects of college life and being financially savvy is critical to saving money. Here are a few tips to help you save:
- Attend free events sponsored by the school. There are always new and exciting things going on at Rutgers. You might even snag free items like t-shirts and water bottles!
- Go thrift shopping. In our area there are dozens of thrift stores. They have eclectic, one of a kind pieces, for just dollars.
- Hunt for deals. When you do need to shop, always look for sales. Shop on the clearance rack. Research and compare before you make an impulse buy. Sites like Amazon, Chegg, Ebay, and Half are good places to find educational materials like books.
Being financially aware in college is crucial. While students may find it hard to save money, there are ways to negate spending frivolously. Having fun doesn’t have to cost much!