5 Money Tips for College Students

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Start an emergency fund Having an emergency fund is a must for anyone, but starting while you’re still in college gives you a good start.  By keeping a bit of money in a savings account, you won’t have to go into debt for small, unexpected bills and you will have a nice starting point to build on for after you graduate. Photo Credit: Lawrence OP via Flickr   Startingan emergency fund in college...

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Easy moving tips – Boxes!

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The big day is TODAY and I am very excited.  I can’t wait to get settled into the new place. I wrote earlier this month about strategies for packing.  Today I want to talk about one of the pre-requisites of packing – boxes. Boxes can be expensive.  I am not sure why this is, but it is so.  Boxes from U-Haul for example, range from $85 for an “apartment kit” to several hundred...

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Easy moving tips – Packing!

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I move every year or two, generally to save money, other times due to misfortune (eg. building fire).  Indeed, I like moving!  I like the sense of change and the chance to purge my life of a bit more stuff.  Some people don’t like moving due to the expense, the transitory state, and the effort. I’ve gotten pretty good at moving though and it usually cost me very little money, doesn’t...

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Foraging for your food

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BC, and the the Pacific Northwest in general, is blessed with a variety of edible plants, mushrooms and fruit.  It is legal to forage for edible plants and mushrooms in Canadian crown lands, and if you are knowledgeable, the forests contain a wealth of food.  There are many resources that can help you identify edible plants and mushrooms.  Here are a few of my favourite free edibles: Berries This...

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