During College: Don’t Go Broke! Scott Delzer August 24, 2015 • 1 Minute Read Financial Tips, Student/Financial Aid College should be a time of learning – not just for your future career, but also learning how to survive the independent life after college. With the cost of education always rising, it’s best to cut back whenever possible so you’re not broke when you graduate! Here are a few ideas to save you some cash when classes get back in session: → Rent instead of buying books → Alternative housing, including living off campus or commuting from home → Homemade, simple food can be cheaper than a meal plan, plus healthier! → Walk whenever possible and use public transportation or carpool → Cut out un-needed costs and bad habits – cable, high-end phone plan, excessive partying, smoking → Shop where you can use a student discount → Take advantage of the free activities right on campus (many include free food!) → Research class requirements and see if testing out of general classes is an option – why spend money on a class if you don’t really need it? → Find an on-campus job. Colleges are always on the lookout for great Resident Assistants or tutors. Remember, it doesn’t take a lot of thought to save money every day – small steps like this can make a huge difference. Good luck this school year! Follow Us Here! #CollegeSavings Editorial Disclaimer: Information in these articles is brought to you by CreditSoup. Banks, issuers, and credit card companies mentioned in the articles do not endorse or guarantee, and are not responsible for, the contents of the articles. The information is accurate to the best of our knowledge when posted; however, all credit card information is presented without warranty. Please check the issuer’s website for the most current information.