College draining anyones pockets? *rant*

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College draining anyones pockets? *rant*

Post by Blazers04bluSXT » Wed Aug 17, 2005 10:08 pm

it sure as hell draining mine. made about 2500 dollars this summer.... 1700 went to tuition.....300 on car parts i shouldnt have bought.... and the rest is for food. but i just got hit with 150 dollars with deposits and utilities..... i know i have it "hard" lol but damn..... that was alot of fuckin work for me to spend only 300 on car parts.... damnit... oh and fuckin gas.....i got about 150 dollars in the bank..... AGH super gheyness!!!!!
ok im done...

lol it doesnt even add up... i should have 350 left but i only have 150 left... fuck it i dont care
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Post by DannyBoy » Wed Aug 17, 2005 10:31 pm

I know man, I have a long trip to school and back every single day, and the gh3y thing is, the hours I go to school, it's been almost impossible for me to get a job, and have time to study.

Plus it doesn't help having to pay $2.83 for 87 and $3.03 for premium.
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Post by DJ CptnCrnch » Wed Aug 17, 2005 11:50 pm

dont get me started on school and working....ive been working full time 11-8 mon -fri and i have class mon - sat starting at 8 am until 10 am .....granted i dont have to pay for rent, but still at $10 its hard to pay for school and bills....i canat wait until im rich
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Post by DannyBoy » Thu Aug 18, 2005 3:01 am

The hours you work I go to school, it's impossible to find a job I want(Mechanics) , with those hours.
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Post by 2003silverneonsxt » Thu Aug 18, 2005 8:59 am

haha i love my workin/college hours...

class from 8 am - 4:15 pm

then i go to work 4:30 pm to like 8:30-9:00
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Post by dblsg » Thu Aug 18, 2005 11:21 am

i need 900 bucks just for books...... and i need the books for monday... and i have $5 in the bank...... i can't afford to fall behind in class... damn being broke sucks ass.
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Post by CrashTeam » Thu Aug 18, 2005 12:16 pm

School is kicking my ass still and Ive been out since last sept.
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Post by bige1030 » Fri Aug 19, 2005 1:41 am

Luckily I've got scholarships and a job...it really helps a lot :) That makes me rich in a lot of people's eyes, but my freshman year, I made the mistake of letting that "I'm rich" thought get to my head and now have tons of debt as an artifact of that.
dblsg wrote:i need 900 bucks just for books...... and i need the books for monday... and i have $5 in the bank...... i can't afford to fall behind in class... damn being broke sucks ass.
Next semester, find out what books you need before the semester starts. Buy them online and save big bucks! I've saved $200-$300 per semester doing that.

I hope you have a credit card. The grace period will help here for my #2 money-saving strategy. Buy your books used at the bookstore. Then search for them online and buy them shipped to you quickly (gotta meet the bookstore return deadline). Return the books that you bought from the bookstore. Enjoy the savings of buying online while having the books when you need them.

A good place to go is half.com. You run the risk, however, of buying a totally crappy book if you buy less than "Very Good." I've never tried, but people sell used books on amazon.com as well.

Oh, and if you don't keep your books, try to sell them online (half.com or amazon.com again). The ones that don't sell can be sold to the bookstore if your school still uses them.

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