Friday, January 11, 2013

Thursday Thoughts: A Look Back On College

What up peeps!?

Yeah, that's me trying to be young and cool.

 When I started going to college (it wasn't all THAT long ago, mind you), I loved every minute of it.  It was a little intimidating at first - okay, a LOT intimidating - but once I got the hang of things it was pretty awesome.

During my first semester I was so excited!  I went on a shopping spree for new clothes, supplies, and bought all my textbooks brand spankin' new.

Then I saw the BILL (holy frikken moly!!!) - and my excitement quickly died.

I didn't realize how expensive college was until that moment - and that didn't even include the tuition and registration costs!

Needless to say, I just reused all the clothes, salvaged as much as I could from the supplies I had left, and scoured the campus looking for used textbooks in the next semester.

Now, it's a bit too late for me (unless I plan to go back to school) but for all you young whippersnappers who are in college right now or will be starting college soon, let me give you a few words of advice:


Any way to decrease your expenses is a good thing.  Thrifting for clothes, reusing supplies, and renting your textbooks will save you so much in the long run!

I'll even give you a head start on this: Campus Book Rentals.  Learn it.  Love it.  Live it.

They are seriously the bomb-diggity!

Instead of paying top dollah on books, you can rent them and save 40-90% off bookstore prices!  That saves you a helluva lot of money plus they also offer free shipping both ways!  You really can't get a better deal than that!  Don't believe me?  Check out this book that I bought at regular price:  Microeconomics and look at the price difference!

ANNNNDDD, if you're like me, and you already splurged on brand new books, you can send them to Campus Book Rentals and make money every time your book is rented!  That's bonus money for you to spend on pizza and soda for parties - or coffee for those long overnighters.

Also, if you resolved to be a better person and donate to some charities this year, then you're totally covered!  Campus Book Rentals donates a portion of every textbook rented to Operation Smile.

Now, I don't know about you all, but I'm gonna start going through the boxes with all my old textbooks and see what I can make money off of!

♥ Duckie.

P.S. You're welcome.


  1. Great tips.


  2. UGHH i have so many old textbooks that have so much dust on it, it's not even funny!!! definitely sell your text books students :)


  3. Great tips . Being in college means you've to put up with everything on your own .
    Noor @ Noor's Place

  4. we used to split book costs and then photocopy all the pages! that was my cheap chinaman side coming out and it saved me a fortune. it also allowed me to save space (and weight) because i would only carry the pages/chapters i needed instead of lugging around the entire thing.

  5. Learning how to cook properly, would be a life savior, while being at university, I'd know! haha and YES saving money, always a big matter, books and the amoung of photocopying you have to do will take big part of your money, going to your local store to get a lots of fruit and vegetables to cook, its not only healthy, but also you can save a lot of money, rather than going out to eat. Putting up on ebay clothes in good condition, that you no longer wear, to get new one, is also a really good idea! :)


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