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DIY Halloween costumes for college students on a budget

Witches and goblins and ghosts, oh my! Halloween is fast approaching. For many college students, Halloween is “THE” holiday.

Even if you aren’t super keen on the whole dressing up thing, odds are you have a party (or two, or three) to attend that requires some creative attire. Now you just need some quick costume ideas, preferably DIY Halloween costumes, that can help keep you on a budget. Read more

Save money now to save yourself from headaches later

The sooner you learn how to handle your own money now while on a budget, the sooner you’ll feel more confident when you have a career and more cash flow! Here are some life hacks to help you learn to save money now, to save headaches later!

From tuition to textbooks to food to going out, it's not easy to save money in college. (Credit: peerTransfer)

From tuition to textbooks to food to going out, it’s not easy to save money in college. (Credit: peerTransfer)

First things, first

In order to save money, really save money, you have to figure out what you’re spending the little bit of money on that you do have. Read more

Mother’s Day gift ideas for college students on a budget

Dear ol’ mom. There’s really no sufficient way to thank her for all she has done for you over the years—from taking care of you when you were a baby, to taking care of you when you were sick, to still trying to take care of you now that you are living hundreds of miles away. But Mother’s Day gives you an opportunity to blast her with the love, while hopefully not blasting your wallet. Now you just need some Mother’s Day gift ideas on a budget! Don’t despair college students! You can make your mom feel special with just a little effort.

For Mother's Day, prepare breakfast in bed for your mom. (Credit: Thinkstock)

For Mother’s Day, prepare breakfast in bed for your mom. (Credit: Thinkstock)

Family first

Nothing is likely to make mom happier than spending a little time with you on Mother’s Day. For college students on a budget, nothing comes cheaper than the gift of time. But if you want to step it up just a wee bit, you could also consider making a family-focused gift for mom. Read more

DIY clothes: How to create couture fashion on a college budget

Being on a budget doesn't have to translate to poor fashion sense.

Being on a budget doesn’t have to translate to poor fashion sense.

College days often mean living on a budget. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t dress in style. Do-it-yourself, (diy) clothes are the rage. You can also make a fashion statement and create your own couture clothing on a budget. You might even decide to start your own fashion line. A little creativity and a lot of imagination is all you need to rival the most famous fashion designers. You don’t need a big budget. A little lace, a few beads some fabric glue and dye can work wonders on old clothing that you thought was headed to the trash bin. Open up your closet and let’s see what you can do.

DIY clothes

It helps if you know how to use a needle and thread, but you can still create fashion without fancy skills. You don’t need to spend a lot of money either. Read more

How to update your spring wardrobe on a budget

Out with the old, in with the new for your spring wardrobe.

Out with the old, in with the new for your spring wardrobe.

As the days start to warm up, the ice and snow melt away, and the sun begins to shine, you are going to want to toss aside all those heavy knits and clunky boots for some fun, fresh spring fashion. But you probably can’t afford to revamp your entire closet, so how about incorporating some of the 2014 spring trends to keep your look fresh? Get inspired by the latest looks from the runways, then pick a few ideas you like and incorporate those into your existing wardrobe. That is how to update your spring wardrobe on a budget and still feel like you are looking good.

From the runway

You may not want to or be able to follow some of the more outlandish trends that come off the fashion runways, but you can mine the latest looks for ideas to adapt to your life and your budget. Read more