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Spring Break 2K17

by Morgan on March 16, 2017

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Hey everyone!!

Welcome back to my blog for another week! This week we are talking about SPRING BREAK!!! I don’t know about you guys, but I am more than excited for this week off of school… Now I know a week is not nearly as long or as great as Winter Break, but it’s a nice break from everything that’s a little past the halfway point of the semester.

Now for my Spring Break: I’m not doing anything exciting… I live in O’Fallon, MO, so I get to drive about 30 minutes to my house. Let me tell you, I plan on sleeping a majority of this break. At school, it’s just so busy with everything that I’m involved in and then the homework, there’s not nearly as much free time to sleep as I would like.

But when I’m at home, I also plan on going back to work at my old stomping grounds of Baskin Robbins!!! I’m super excited that I am able to pick up a couple of shifts while I’m at home because I will definitely need to make back some of the money that I missed out on. The school that I work at has their Spring Break this current week (3/13-3/17), so I wasn’t able to work my usual shifts there…and then we have our Spring Break at Fontbonne the week right after them (3/20-3/24), so that’s two full weeks without money and without seeing my favorite kids everyday!! I am going to be going through withdrawals soon! 😭

I also plan on hanging out with my family (obviously since I’ll be at home) while we’re on break because I don’t have the opportunity to go home that often… Since I don’t go home that much my family always gives me trouble about always being at school, so they’ll have to deal with me for a full week.. They’ll probably take back everything they said about wanting me at home! 😉

Well, guys thanks for reading again, and check back in next week for some more to read from me!!

peace out,

Morgan

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As a college student, I know the struggle of money stress. You begin to pay for bills, food, entertainment… you mentally prepare yourself for student loans post-college. Whether you are financially independent or simply aware these events are in the future, one way to ease your mind is to learn how to save a little cash! Here are my five tips for saving money as a college student:

1) Save on books by shopping for the best deal. It takes a little extra time and effort, so before your semester starts- grab a notebook or the notepad on your phone and price compare the text books you need. Also, ask yourself if you’ll need this textbook in the future or if it’s not important in your major. If it’s not, renting books through the bookstore or Chegg.com are great options to save money! If you plan to keep your book, look for used books. For the amount that you’ll save, it’s worth the less-than-perfect cover.

2) Ditch the plastic bottles and Starbucks and save $$. It may seem like a few dollars for a latte, or $1 for that bottle of water, but this adds up! Bring your water bottle and fill up at the water fountain. If you can’t ditch the Starbucks coffee, buy ground coffee at the store (for the price of 1-2 lattes) and make a pot of coffee that can be used all week. I like to pour my brewed coffee into large Mason Jars because this keeps the coffee fresh all week long. Heat up at school or drink iced!

3) Pack lunch and snacks. Some of us (*cough* fellow dietetics students) absolutely love packing a balanced lunch and snacks everyday, but this isn’t everyone’s favorite thing to do. If you’re looking to save though, this will help a ton! At very least, throw a granola bar, trail mix or a piece of fruit in your backpack for brain power during class.

4) Be familiar with cheap and nutritious snack options. Some inexpensive (and healthy!) snack options include bananas, apples, hardboiled eggs, yogurt, cottage cheese and popcorn. For a full list, check out Healthy Foods: 44 Cheap Foods Under $1.

5) Utilize your resources. Use the library to rent books, DVDs and magazines for free. Google local festivals in the area; they’re often free and very abundant in the fall! Check for local events on Fontbonne’s website for campus activities, and ask classmates from the Saint Louis area what they like to do for fun.

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Alumni Posts

Saving money

by Alumni Posts on May 28, 2014

in College Life

A lot of people have an issue with saving money. Here are a few tips: 1. Don’t buy what you don’t need. 2. See how much is in your bank account and set up a spending budget. 3. If you don’t have self control with money and you know you don’t have extra money to spend, stay in the house and DO NOT go to Applebees with your friends. Last but not least: 4. Don’t eat your money. A lot of times, we don’t even think about it but when we stop at fast food places to grab a quick meal or buy snacks, we are eating our money. Those dollars will add up and you have nothing to show for it. Try packing a lunch before you leave home. Have fun saving!!

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Alumni Posts

Money

by Alumni Posts on April 13, 2011

in Academics,Extracurricular

So I was in my poetry class tonight, and my fellow blogger, Cameron Braun, wrote a poem about money. I really liked the poem, by the way, Cameron, even if it was a little like a riddle. Anyway, it was interesting because it described something that I see every day. In his poem, Cameron was describing a one dollar bill. I couldn’t tell you what exactly the one dollar bill looks like except that it has good old George Washington’s face on it. Oh, and the ones of course. Many, many ones are part of the one dollar bill. It just made me think of all these things that I see or do every day, but that I never take time to appreciate. For instance, I’m not sure which shoe I put on first when I start my day. I know that not many people do, but it’s something so engrained in us, that we do it mechanically. I just think it’s funny how these little things become almost imperceptible in our lives. What do you think? What are somethings that you do every day, but maybe don’t notice?

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Valentine’s Day – It’s all about the….money.

by Alumni Posts February 16, 2011

Valentine’s Day was two days ago, and for me, it was just another Monday. Whether or not I have or had a valentine, I feel like it is just an overrated holiday. It is a day for people to overly spend their money on hallmark cards, expensive flowers and heart-shaped boxes full of chocolates. I […]

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