Let’s face it; even with all the ramen noodle variations out there, a person can eat only so many. Here are some tips to maximize your resources during those financially trying college years.
* Use your student ID/activity card to see athletic events, school productions, and guest speakers for free or reduced prices.
* Cook for yourself and pack a lunch whenever possible.
* Shop used clothing stores and thrift shops.
* Watch the matinee instead of the evening show and seek out theaters offering student discounts.
* Use public transportation or ride a bike. Hey, it eliminates speeding and parking tickets.
* Brew yourself a cup of coffee in the morning instead of paying $4 for a latte.
* Visit parks, zoos, and museums for inexpensive entertainment.
* Buy used text books and furniture.
* Use discipline. Before splurging on items such as expensive shoes, hold off for a week or two and decide if they are something you really need.
Most important, join Metro Credit Union. With our My Reward Checking account, you’ll save by never having to pay another ATM fee – no matter whose ATM you use. In fact, in a recent NerdWallet comparison of local university credit unions versus big banks, Metro Credit Union was named the best choice for students of Boston College, Boston University, and Tufts University!