The Crazy Way I Saved Money in College


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Staying within the confines of a budget in college can be a bit of a balancing act between overpriced text books, food costs and spending money. Mapping out monthly expenses is a good way to see exactly where your money goes…in theory. You may have some months where you exhaust the limits of your bank account or have unexpected expenses pop up, requiring you to rely on your creativity to make it to the next month. Money 101 asked former and current college students across the country to share their untraditional budget-stretching tips to see what lengths some students will go to save a few dollars.

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