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Dorms are great places to dumpster dive. Even before the discards go outside, rich kids will usually dump perfectly good items wherever the trash receptical is on their floor. This often happens at the ends of semesters and before such holidays as spring break. My pals and I would take our extra belongings home early, before exams, and then have space to put others' discards in our rooms and cars to take with us. We'd get curtains, coffeemakers, candles, clothing, clock radios, all kinds of things. What I didn't use myself, I'd put in a garage sale at my grandma's house back in my hometown. I could earn $100-$200 for my next term from the stuff we sold. You just can't believe all the brand-new stuff college kids, especially those in sororities and fraternities, will throw away -- after all its only their rich daddies' money.

I have a great alternative to Starbucks, For great iced coffees, even milk shakes try Quik Trip gas stations! They are very affordable, and taste great. You fix them up yourself!

You can also find used text books for really great deals at Amazon.com.

Melissa Tosetti:
Invest in Cooking Outside the Pizza Box : Easy Recipes for Today's College Student, by Jean Patterson.

It's $14.95 on Amazon.com and probably even cheaper at half.com.

Cooking is the frugal persons number one survival skill.


Make sure he takes advantage of his student ID card.  Many local shops and restaraunts give student discounts.  Our local Papa John's always had student specials.    


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