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What it Really Means to be a "Broke College Student"
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Caitlin
Student Contributor
Posted September 22, 2015
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You save all of your change
Those pennies do add up after awhile you know! Make a designated jar in your room for change. Try to add to it every day with the money that is left over from purchases.
 
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You have a job, or two, or three
Sometimes you need the extra cash and one job doesn’t cut it. There’s nothing wrong with taking on multiple jobs, but make sure you don’t spread yourself too thin. School should always be at the top of your priority list.
 
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You're the "let's stay in" friend
You can hang with the best of them, but your wallet can’t. There’s nothing wrong with having friends over for a movie night. Share the cost of renting a movie (or pick one from your own personal collection); share a bag (or two) of popcorn and you can have just a much fun! You can also bring out the board games and get an intense game of monopoly going.
 
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You walk...EVERYWHERE
Forty-minute walk to class? No problem. You put in some headphones and you don’t have to worry about parking, getting a ticket, or paying for gas. You’ve got your two feet and a beat, and you’re good to go.
 
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You eat ramen noodles, mac'n'cheese, and PB&J like they are going out of style
To your dismay, you don’t have money for the finer foods in. Don’t worry though, you’re on your way to ratatouille and sushi. Suffer now and appreciate later!
 
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