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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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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