Money saving tips

  • One Month Challenge: Learning to Budget, Week 4

    One Month Challenge: Learning to Budget, Week 4

    I did it. I budgeted. And I learned a lot about myself and my spending habits in the process. It was sometimes difficult, but definitely worth it. Looking back at the experience as a whole I can definitely say that. So instead of recapping this last week for you (which was actually kind of boring) I thought I’d take some time to just go over the finer points and the important things I picked up this month.

  • One Month Challenge: Learn to Budget, Week 3

    One Month Challenge: Learn to Budget, Week 3

    It was just a slight slip up. I was on my way to CVS when I passed one of my favorite stores with a big, huge, sale sign in the window. I had some time to kill, so I figured, why not? I’ll just browse. And then I got to the coat section. There it was: a belted, black, mid length coat. On sale. And it was just my size. I tried it on, and yes, I bought it.

  • One Month Challenge: Learn to Budget, Week 2

    One Month Challenge: Learn to Budget, Week 2

    I've even been keeping track of my purchases, but the thing is, since it's winter break post-holidays and high school reunions, I've spent pretty much this entire week watching Netflix, reading The Hunger Games, and sleeping until noon. So I haven't actually been spending all that much. And it's made for a pretty easy week.

  • Summer In The City: When to Plan and When to Wander

    Summer In The City: When to Plan and When to Wander

    Every time I pass by the cops on horseback in Times Square and see tourists gleefully petting these horses, I can’t help but wonder how people in this city are okay with their tax dollars going toward novelty horse cops. But believe it or not there are some things I have gotten used to, like checking out local event sites to see what’s going on in the city daily.

  • College Q&A: Save Me Some Money

    College Q&A: Save Me Some Money

    One of my resolutions for this year was to save money, but it seems almost impossible to do in college. Do you have any ideas where to start or what I can do to save a few bucks? I need money badly because I’m interning (with no pay!) in NYC this summer, but as much as I try I just can’t save anything. Help?

  • Live Like A Rock Star On A Groupie’s Budget

    Live Like A Rock Star On A Groupie’s Budget

    Don’t let these economic times tempt you into sticking to the starving college student lifestyle – you can still live like a rock star without obliterating your savings account.

  • Duke It Out: Save Money, Move In Together?

    Duke It Out: Save Money, Move In Together?

    Even though I keep hearing the recession's over, those of us on a student budget are still tightening our belts (and not because it makes us look thinner). A lot of innnovative ways to save have popped up in the last few years, but one of the most life-changing is the idea of moving in with the significant other to save on rent.

  • Money Matters: Free Summer Fun

    Money Matters: Free Summer Fun

    I've mentioned this in recent posts, but I always use my summer vacation as a catalyst for next fall's budget. Many of you are saving money by living at home, or earning extra cash by taking on a summer job. However, when the sun comes out, it's a lot more tempting to go out and spend money.

  • Money Matters: Are Your Friends Increasing Your Debt?

    Money Matters: Are Your Friends Increasing Your Debt?

    It's your BFF. You've known her since you were five. And yeah, you just spent a whole paycheck on housing, but you still need her to hang out. But still, you're both broke, college students. So who's taking the brunt, financially?

  • Candy Dish: Gary Busey Uses Dog for Drugs

    Candy Dish: Gary Busey Uses Dog for Drugs

    Gary Busey is more effed up than we ever thought. And in more dog news: Katheryn Heigl eats them. S…

  • The CC Weekly Weigh In: Quick Tips for Surviving the Recession

    The CC Weekly Weigh In: Quick Tips for Surviving the Recession

    Have you heard? The economy is in a downward spiral! People are losing their homes, their jobs, a…

  • Don’t Buck Starbucks

    Don’t Buck Starbucks

    Starbucks has a pretty bad rap. Lately, there has been the news that the coffee giant is closing 6…

  • Money Saving Tips That Will Keep You Smiling

    Money Saving Tips That Will Keep You Smiling

    Ah, clothes, purses and sunglasses. Why do you torture me so? While I do think it is a teeny-weeny…