Introduction: Student Money Saving Tips
The starting of the school year could be daunting especially when it comes to finances. Here are some quick an easy ways to save money and stay on budget in university.
Step 1: Student Deals
What is often forgotten or most people are unaware of is that there are many discounts available to students. One for instance is around software. Right now, if you are a student at a post-secondary institution within the United States or Canada you can get all of Microsoft Office Ultimate for $64 which normally goes for $680 in stores.
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Plus, your university may also have software available to you for a discounted price. Ask your IT department if this is the case and how they are obtainable. Often universities have a website which require your student number to login and provide you with software to download such as antivirus protection and course-specific applications.
Step 2: Online Sites
There are many websites which make it easy to track down deals, special promotions and contests. One of these is redflagdeals.com. They offer information on anything from kitchen appliances and furniture to xboxes and computer software (such as ultimatesteal.tk).
Another site is CraigsList. This site is very popular and suprisingly very useful. It is essentially a free online classifieds site. You can post anything (within reason) in any city for free. What's suprising is how fast you can get responses to your ads, sometimes within minutes of posting. This site can be useful to you if you are looking to sell something and you are in a rush or simply are having a tough time finding interested people. Plus, if you are looking to buy something and do not mind if it is second hand this site could be an excellent resource.
Kijijiis another site that is essentially the same as Craigslist but has a nicer layout.
Step 3: Phones and VoiP
If you haven't heard about this yet, you can dramatically cut your phone costs by switching over to a voip (Voice Over IP address) line. This allows you to user your internet connection to make phone calls. There are often special deals which allow you to have unlimited international calling for less than it costs to get a normal land line. Crazy! Search voip in google to find a provider in your area to compare prices. It could save you money.
SIDE NOTE: if you are traveling this is also great because you can connect your voip box to an internet connection while in another country and people can call you as if you were at home.
Well that concludes this pep talk on saving money in school. Please comment below. Remember there is always a better deal (remember ultimatesteal.tk) and what i forgot to mention: do not be afraid to ask for a better deal, it never hurts to ask!