Tips for saving up before spring break!

As a broke college student one should prepare to have a hassle-free spring break vacation. No one wants to be bored at home when there is the option of traveling and creating memories with your friends. Here are some tips on earning and saving money.

Earning Money:

Apply for a part-time job

Finding a job can be pretty easy on-campus at the start of a new semester. With many of the on-campus shops and food services in need of new employees, you could likely find a job within a week after applying. You can work a short three-hour shift in between classes and work at least one shift a week and earn lots of money doing so!

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Get a side hustle

This can be easier than you think. If you have a hobby, such as knitting, graphic design or even dream catcher making, you can easily earn money on Etsy. Consider selling clothes you no longer wear at your local consignment store. If those are not appealing to you then there is a chance that you can use almost any skill that you have to earn a bit of pocket money. From taking photos to being a Lyft driver, there are endless possibilities to earn money.

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Saving Money:

Skip the Starbucks or Dunkin line

Having an expensive $5 espresso or fancy pink drink almost every day can add up to around $160 a month. That can be better spent renting a room on Airbnb for a few days.

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Eat in instead of going out

Instead of going out with your friends to your favorite restaurant downtown, opt for cooking together. Everyone can pitch in and it is much cheaper than paying $12+ each for an entree. This option can also be time-saving if there are any leftovers. You can cook a meal that can last for the next couple of days.

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Shop vintage

For those who are shopaholics, going cold turkey on shopping at your local mall can be difficult. Instead, you can switch it up by shopping at your local thrift shops. Almost everything is more than 50 percent off in thrift stores. Plato’s Closet and your local Goodwill have plenty of up to date clothing that keeps up with the trends.

 

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Have any better money saving tips for college students? Let us know in the comment section.

Top Tips for Enjoying that Snow Day.


In high school, snow days came at a price: makeup days in the summer. However, college schedules are set in stone and rarely change because of weather. So when the occasional snow day rolls around, enjoy it! Here are eight things to do while on your collegiate snow day.
 
  1. Sleep in
This is a day off from school! Take advantage of it! Don’t get out of bed until you want to. These unexpected class cancellations don’t come around too often, so we have to sleep in whenever we can.
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  1. Go outside
Okay yeah. This is obvious. But what’s the point if you just sit inside the whole time? I know that it is cold but take the opportunity to embrace it and be outside with literally the entire rest of the campus.
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  1. Take pictures
Did it even snow if you didn’t take a picture of it? No. Snow is super Instagrammable, and it even excuses a crazy outfit! These will be times that you will look back on when it’s 100 degrees in a couple of months and think about how much fun you had.
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  1. Go for a walk
Yes, it is cold. But you are strong. Nothing says snow day like a picturesque walk around campus or a lake. This way, you’ll find all the best photo spots and see your campus in a new light.
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  1. Drink Hot Chocolate
Sometimes this one can be hard, because you don’t always plan for snow, and may not have a ready supply of hot chocolate on hand. But there is bound to be someone on your hall who has an extra large box of hot chocolate mix and is willing to share.
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  1. Have a snowball fight
Enough said. Get out there and meet new friends by throwing frozen water at them!
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  1. Have a movie marathon
Snuggle up with your hot chocolate, of course, pop some popcorn and watch a super cheesy movie. It’s a great way to pass the time while you are dethawing.
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  1. Catch up on homework
It’s probably a good idea to take advantage and finish all the homework that you didn’t do.
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Have a better idea of how to enjoy a snow day? Let us know in the comment section!