Four Ways for Students to Save
BY ZOE STAUDE // FEB. 16, 2015 //
There is nothing better than reaching into your coat pocket and finding money you forgot you had. But by following these tips, you won’t have to rely on a little luck for your good fortune.
Make your own iced coffee.
Every time you buy an iced coffee at Dunkin’, you spend $2. Instead, make your coffee the way you like it in the comfort of your dorm.
Brew a cup of coffee in your Keurig or make a whole pot of coffee the night before. Then, leave it in the fridge. In the morning all you need to do is add sugar, spice and everything nice. Put the money you would have spent in a jar, and see how much you save in a month.
Whenever you receive change from spending money, keep all of your $5 bills in a separate part of your wallet. Then, put them in a shoebox under your bed and, at the end of the month, deposit half into your checking account and half into your savings account.
If $5 is too much, try using $1. The jingle in your pocket can become a melody in your bank account.
When walking along from class to class, or down the long isles of a mall, keep an eye open for any spare change. It’s not as crazy as it sounds. A California man has found and saved more than $20,000 in dropped and discarded change.
Sell Back Your Old Clothes
As much as the ladies hate to admit it, there are pieces of clothing they have never worn, and most likely never will. Selling clothes to a thrift store will make your closet lighter and your wallet heavier. Try Buffalo Exchange or Second Time Around.
There’s something really nice about making pocket money from selling your pockets.