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Sunday, September 12, 2010

More Home Finding

So as you know I'm back up north with the family until I can move into my apartment( for realz this time) down south. Well due to the extreme costs of college my parents have decided to downsize on their house. Well this is what they keep telling me at least. Truthfully I think they just want to move for fun or something. We went and looked at about 7 houses today. All of them were just about as big as our current house or similarity priced...some where just plain bigger and better. I'm not sure exactly what they are thinking. Two kids in college plus another about to finish high school this year? That's a lot of stress on the wallet. So I've dicided to help do my part I'm going to go ahead and try to limit how much money I'm spending.

I've been reading this sites advince on its 118 ways to save money in college..Perfect right?
http://www.collegescholarships.org/student-living/save-money.htm


So far here are a few I really need to implement:

#7-Save that spare change you’ve got jangling in your pocket or sloshing around in the bottom of your backpack or purse in a big jar or can somewhere out of the way.

#9-Be cheap
  • Buy the cheap stuff. Pabst Blue Ribbon and Old English 40 oz. bottles come to mind ;)
  • Buy in bulk. A cheap 5th of Vodka might cost about the same as a drink or two at a bar.
  • Drink where the specials are. Some college bars and dance clubs have pitcher specials, 1 dollar drink specials, no cover charge, or other specials for people going out early or going out on slower nights.
  • Pre-game if you do drink heavily.
  • Don't bring much money with you to limit how much you drink and spend.
  • Hit other people’s parties.


#28-If you’re on a date, prepare a simple, candlelit dinner and stay in; it’s not the food that counts, but the ambianc. Get your roommates to stay out for the night. Bonus ambiance tip: don't forget the Courvoisier. 

#29-Save your tip if the pizza guy gets lost, your order is messed up, or he is lacking in customer service and general niceness.

#36- Decline extended warranties. Your computer should be under manufacturer’s warranty for the first year anyway. Companies dupe you into believing the plan is worthwhile. They become rich off your extra cash. Anything extra is likely just….extra.

#41-Forget about the T.V. You can watch cable television through your computer. Make sure your desktop or laptop has a DVD/CD player and you can also watch your favorite movies. Your laptop has graphics equal to most HDTVs, so enjoy.

#76-Don’t shop hungry, and that goes for any kind of shopping. If you’re in the grocery store, you’ll grab more and spend more; if you’re somewhere else you’ll probably spend more than you planned getting something to eat. Carry a snack in your purse or backpack.


#110-We're not endorsing prostitution, but if you can give some of yourself by donating blood plasma, you can net an extra couple hundred dollars a month. But, be careful if you try combining this with alchohol. ;)

 And at that, I leave you with the amazing dancing dog.



-Roger

17 comments:

  1. Holy shit that dog is amazing, I've seen the video before but I keep watching it in amazement.

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  2. lifehacks guy supports your blog..

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  3. pregaming is the best advice on that list ;)

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  4. good post... I'm anticipating the next one

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  5. it's that time of the day again.

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  6. Kewl story, bro! Following!

    http://the-state-of-human-intelligence.blogspot.com/

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  7. Also, just like to say that I completely agree with the "buy cheap stuff" part. I've always found the more expensive stuff really isn't worth it.

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  8. Great info, I'm on a budget myself.

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  9. hmm... I don't know what to think about this

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  10. Great info. Another college student on a budget here.

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