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13 Simple Ways Not To Go For Broke In College

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1. Rent digital textbooks.

Everyone knows that used textbooks are the way to go, but you may not have known that you could be renting your books digitally too.
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Everyone knows that used textbooks are the way to go, but you may not have known that you could be renting your books digitally too.

2. Find one piece of kitchenware and hold onto it.

No need to go out and buy an entire kitchen when you can make almost anything with a cup and a microwave.
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No need to go out and buy an entire kitchen when you can make almost anything with a cup and a microwave.

3. See the art flick instead of the blockbuster.

You can save money by getting a membership at a premium-priced art film house instead of seeing the blockbusters. You're supposed to be learning anyway, right?
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You can save money by getting a membership at a premium-priced art film house instead of seeing the blockbusters. You're supposed to be learning anyway, right?

4. Turn those nosebleed seats into discounted nosebleed seats.

An average "premium" ticket at a pro baseball game goes for $93.41. Good thing most pro teams have student discounts for the the cheap seats. Just ask!
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An average "premium" ticket at a pro baseball game goes for $93.41. Good thing most pro teams have student discounts for the the cheap seats. Just ask!

5. Carpool home for break with randos.

Many schools have a ride-share system in place that matches you with other traveling classmates. All you have to do is endure the small talk.
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Many schools have a ride-share system in place that matches you with other traveling classmates. All you have to do is endure the small talk.

6. Stop trying with your hair.

Chalk it up to an experimental phase! But if you really can't go without getting a trim, ask your stylist if they have a student discount. Most do.
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Chalk it up to an experimental phase! But if you really can't go without getting a trim, ask your stylist if they have a student discount. Most do.

7. Start a long-term relationship with water.

Your love-hate relationship with caffeine costs a pretty penny. Sticking to water is a habit that will benefit you and your wallet forever.
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Your love-hate relationship with caffeine costs a pretty penny. Sticking to water is a habit that will benefit you and your wallet forever.

8. Attend all "information sessions" on campus.

Don't feel guilty for attending for the food. If they're offering pizza, they know you're only coming for the pizza. It's their job to win you over from there.
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Don't feel guilty for attending for the food. If they're offering pizza, they know you're only coming for the pizza. It's their job to win you over from there.

9. Sign up for every psych study available to you.

Most research colleges have to do just that: research. They're looking for complicated minds like yours to study, and they're willing to pay to do so.
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Most research colleges have to do just that: research. They're looking for complicated minds like yours to study, and they're willing to pay to do so.

10. And organize a clothing swap with friends.

If you've got any clothes lying around that you don't wear, pawn them off. Put the skills you learned in Theories of Persuasion 101 to the test by bartering with friends.
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If you've got any clothes lying around that you don't wear, pawn them off. Put the skills you learned in Theories of Persuasion 101 to the test by bartering with friends.

11. Sublet during finals week.

Here's what you do: list your place online, find a study buddy, and move in together for a week. You'll have nagging motivation to study while making a little spring break cash on the side.
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Here's what you do: list your place online, find a study buddy, and move in together for a week. You'll have nagging motivation to study while making a little spring break cash on the side.

12. Boldly gain employment from your professor.

Professors love needing help. Spending a few hours a week helping around a professor's office can land you some extra spending money and invaluable face time.
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Professors love needing help. Spending a few hours a week helping around a professor's office can land you some extra spending money and invaluable face time.

13. Find a part-time transcribing job since you're good at typing.

Especially if you're studying liberal arts, there are a surprising number of transcription jobs worth considering. Get typin' on that résumé.
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Especially if you're studying liberal arts, there are a surprising number of transcription jobs worth considering. Get typin' on that résumé.

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