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Surviving on campus foods: College food can also be cheap healthy food

Campus foodsWhether you have a meal plan or are on your own for college food, you can make healthy choices for snacks or meals that don’t cost a lot of money. Campus foods can often be greasy pizza and fatty burgers – cheap, fast food that doesn’t give you the benefits of eating healthy. Inexpensive, nutritious food can easily be part of dorm or college apartment life. With a microwave, mini-fridge and a counter-top grill, you can make fast, inexpensive and healthy meals while saving money not buying food on campus. Read more

College student budget: Tips on finding cheap entertainment ideas both on and off campus

Inexpensive entertainmentThe idea of going to a concert or performance on a college student budget isn’t terribly appealing! You probably have a laundry list of shows you’d love to check out, but it’s a luxury that (you think) you just can’t afford. With a little know-how though, you can fit culture into your life without burning a hole in your pocket. Cheap entertainment ideas can be found both on and off campus — it’s just up to you to go out there and find it! Follow these tips and you may not ever have to pay full price again — that is, until you graduate.

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Make it a day to remember with Mother’s Day gift ideas for mom

Vera Bradley bag

Vera Bradley bag

Shopping for a Mother’s Day gift can be stressful, especially when you’re doing it last minute. Here are some budget-friendly ideas that any mom is sure to love — be sure to ask for a gift receipt, just in case!

Is your mom always on-the-go?

If you have a mom who travels a lot for business or pleasure, maybe she’d like something pretty to ease the pain of living out of a suitcase. Vera Bradley offers beautiful bags of all styles and colors and even features a travel section where you can find items such as: Read more