Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone released some helpful tips on how students can better manage their money using resources on the web.
-Buy an iPod touch instead of a cell phone, since you can get Skype for free or pay about $14 to get a phone number through them.
-Don’t buy anything without seeing if someone is selling it on Kijiji or Craigslist.
-Search for online coupons and check out local daily deal sites — but don’t buy it just because it’s on sale. Only buy it if you would have bought it at full price.
-Reduce your book budget by downloading textbooks. Try www.coursesmart.com, or Google your textbook online to see if a PDF version exists.
-Instead of buying a laptop, consider buying an iPad. It’s about half the price of a laptop and has many of the same functions.