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How to create a college budget

Mo’ money may equal mo’ problems, but if you are like most college students, you are probably finding the lack of funds to be more problematic. If you haven’t done it already, the time is right to craft a college budget—it should be high on your things-you-need-to-know how to do list.

Keeping this mentality will help you maintain your college budget. (Credit: Cheezburger.com)

Keeping this mentality will help you maintain your college budget. (Credit: Cheezburger.com)

So how to create some financial goals that will keep your bills paid and leave you a little something for fun? Read on for some advice. Read more

How to eat healthy on a college budget

There are many organic products now available at local grocers that weren’t available a few years ago. And there are many people pushing the “all organic diet” and passing judgment on those of us who can’t afford these expensive products.

Despite being on a strict budget, it is possible to eat healthy as a college student. (Credit: Quick Meme)

Despite being on a strict budget, it is possible to eat healthy as a college student. (Credit: Quick Meme)

Curious about how to eat healthy on a college budget? Read on for this week’s college life hacks about healthy eating. Read more

Who else wants something for nothing? How to manage your college budget on a shoestring

Piggy Bank

Piggy Bank (Photo credit: 401(K) 2013)

Ahhh, frugality…the bane of student life. Not only do you need to find money for those pricey textbooks, you still need to eat! The good news is that it is possible to survive on a shoestring budget and still enjoy your university years. Think it’s impossible? Think again! Just try out a few of these tips and tricks, learn how easy it is to get something for nothing, and put your college budget calculator to use. Before you know it, you’ll figure out how to survive college…with penny-pinching skills that would make Scrooge envious.

“A budget tells us what we can’t afford, but it doesn’t keep us from buying it.”—William Feather Read more