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The broke college kid is a cliche for a reason. If you’re on campus, chances are that your immediate needs are met. You have a dorm to sleep in and a meal plan. But that doesn’t mean you don’t need money. And while it might seem difficult to squeeze in some money-making between classes, it’s far from impossible.
These jobs might not let you avoid taking out student loans, but they’ll at least buy you a six pack this weekend and maybe let you have a little stashed away just in case.
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Farmer’s markets are like a mix of everything people our age care about. They’re local, artisan, and they’re packed with all sorts of healthy and/or delicious foods. The only downside is that farmers markets can be pretty expensive. So you may have been shying away from going to your local market or maybe it never even occurred to you to check one out.
That’s how it was for me until about a year ago, when I moved from Boston to a nearby city and did some exploring on a Saturday morning. Now I’m totally in love with farmers markets, despite the fact that I don’t exactly have a Whole Foods budget. But with a little thought, you can make your local farmer’s market a beloved part of your summer and autumn.
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The public library. You may have gone there for story time as a kid, but haven’t set foot in one since. Or you may have spent some hours there in high school, scrambling for print sources for a research paper. You may even be a user now. If you’re in college or just out, you’re probably looking for ways to save what little money you have. and your local library can be such a huge resource in so many ways. So dig out your library card. Here are just a few tips to help you utilize your local library in ways you might not have ever considered.
(Note that availability and policies will be different from library to library. So check with your friendly local librarians if you have any questions.)
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I’m not telling you anything new when I say groceries are expensive. Whether you’re a Whole Foods aficionado or a Market Basket girl, you’re probably spending more than you would like on your monthly grocery bill. There are plenty of ways that you can save money. You can shop the sales, clip coupons, or hit several stores rather than do all your shopping in one place (provided the savings aren’t canceled out by an increase in gas station stops). One way of saving money that I’ve found to be among the most efficient and convenient ways I’ve tried is apps. If you have a smartphone, you can download all of these apps for free. Just be sure to hang onto your receipt!
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