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Nine easy ways to save money in college

Danielle Bly

Issue date: 10/16/09 Section: News
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Collect coupons to use at local stores - I know, we all think of coupon clipping as something our parents and grandparents might do. However, the fact is that mom and dad were right. Coupon clipping saves money on things you already buy. Sort through the free newspapers that can be found across campus for discounts on stores throughout the area.

Buy in bulk - If you have roommates or suitemates, this suggestion is for you. It's simple to discuss what foods everyone in your apartment or suite eats on a regular basis. Then buy those items in bulk at a store like Costco to save money every month on your grocery bills.

Buy generic brand products - As much as brand name retailers don't like to admit it, the generic brand products are exactly the same as the brand name products on shelves. This is especially true for popular products like canned goods, frozen foods, and cereal. Buying generic brand products will easily cut your grocery bill by 10 percent.

Get a job - This may sound obvious, but many students have trouble finding a job that balances the necessity of making money with the frustration of losing time to do schoolwork. There are many on-campus jobs that provide a stress-free work environment that may even let you do your homework while at work! An alternative is to keep the number of hours per week short (10 or less) so that your job does not become overwhelming, and you still have plenty of time to study.

These are just a few easy ways that you as a college student can save money starting today. Taking small steps towards increasing your savings will yield huge results for you throughout the future.
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  • A conversation with Chris Butler
  • Can you name this place?
  • Extreme makeover, CWRU edition: Leutner remodeling project slated to begin construction during fall break
  • Have you heard about Habitat for Humanity
  • Nine easy ways to save money in college
  • SPEAK: How to Talk to Classmates and Others wins national awards
  • USG Briefs


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  • Football Gameday: No. 12 Case vs. Ohio Wesleyan
  • Men's soccer ties NYU
  • New coaches and bigger roster, but same result against Carnegie Mellon: a victory
  • Spartan Spotlight: Ashley Gan
  • The Browns' future is least compared to the Rams'
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  • Drastic healthcare reform vital for broken system
  • Editorial: Focus groups need to involve more students
  • Getting lost in translation
  • Habitat's Let's Shack Up event needs an overhaul
  • Media frequently in need of second-guessing
  • More to Moore's Capitalism than stated?
  • State your case: What are you doing for fall break?
  • The back-up plan
  • UHS will not provide class excuses per se


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  • Fashion for the fellas, getting the men up to style
  • Flaming Lips create darkest record of their career
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  • Kansas-based Old Canes move out from the basement and over to the Beachland Ballroom
  • Kappa Alpha Theta's KATWalk event stylishly raises funds for CASA
  • Overheard at Case
  • The Buzz


  • Big plays spoil Scot's party

Sex and Dating

  • The art of lying


  • Spartans win second-straight UAA match

Worst Case Scenario

  • Results of last year's predictions
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