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Saving Money While You Head Back to School

Saving Money WHEN YOU HEAD BACK TO SCHOOL CUTTING COSTS zat College BUY USED New textbooks are expensive, and you won't recoup the costs at the end of the semester Check for used books at the store, or look online GO PUBLIC Save yourself gas money by walking, biking, or taking the bus to class Coordinate carpools with classmates to cut down on expenses EAT SMART Investigate meal plans at your school to find one that works for you If you're eating on your own, look for deals or buy in bulk JOIN UP Look for a credit union where you can start a checking or savings account Make sure you have options such as online banking to track your savings GET ON TRACK Save your receipts and track your spending for 30 days At the end of 30 days, see where you spent the most and how you can cut back RECREATE WISELY Plan out ways to spend your free time that are just that-free! Go to a park, ride your bike, cook, or rent movies to keep your costs down GET TO WORK If your schedule allows, consider getting a part-time job Put the extra money into your savings account as you go LIVE SENSIBLY Research whether it's more economical to rent an apartment or live in do Consider living with roommates to keep costs of rent and utilities low BE A SCHOLAR College and grad school are expensive-research scholarships Many scholarships offer added perks in addition to financial help PROVIDED BY: GCS CHEDIT UNION MYGCSCREDITUNION.COM SOURCE: http://money.howstuffworks.com/personal-finance/ college-planning/financial-aid/college-savings.htm

Saving Money While You Head Back to School

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Want to become better with money during your next semester in college? Look for a credit union where you can start a checking or savings account! Learn more by reading through this infographic from a ...

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