Back to School: Financial Planning Tips for Students

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  • Student Banking
  • Joint Bank Accounts, Easy Deposits
  • Used vs. New Textbooks
  • Choose the Right Cell Phone Plan
  • Always Ask About Student Discounts
  • Avoid Certain Credit Cards
  • Student Credit Cards
  • Meal Allowances and School Plans
  • Work Study or Part-Time Job
  • Alternative Transportation
  • Back to School Financial Advice for Students

Used vs. New Textbooks

Students can save hundreds of dollars by purchasing books on Amazon, and for the first three months of registration students are awarded free shipping. Another good source for selling and purchasing text books comes in the form of an app. Students can download Chegg to their iPhone or Android for low cost books.

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