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College on a coin

A Lasso staffer offers tips to students trying to save money

Sierra Taylor, Managing Editor

Between the price of textbooks and a large pepperoni pizza, pinching pennies can be difficult for a college student.

If you are a broke college student who is living off of ramen noodles and dollar menus, you are not alone. A dinner with friends here, a coffee between classes, there and suddenly, you have over-drafted your account. Here are a few tips and tricks to make your money last during the semester.

The best way to make money last is to know where it is going. The first thing you should do is make a budget. Apps likes Mint and Daily Budget can help you spend smarter and track your spending on your phone.

With the little time we have during the day, spending the time to cook can seem like a waste of time, so many of us take the easier route and choose fast-food. The choice of choosing convenience over price really takes a toll on your budget when you are doing it everyday. Choosing to buy groceries and make yourself dinner may take some time away from homework, but it would be healthier for you and your budget.

Using a student ID is something college students often overlook – the one thing that could save them money everyday. Many business offer student discounts, so it never hurts to ask before you swipe your debit card.

Though saving money during college is often difficult, it is not impossible.

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