Tag: Budget

How to organize on a budget

| February 23, 2018 | 0 Comments
How to organize on a budget

We’ve all been there. As college students, we start off strong in the beginning of the school year, and by the end of February, all hope is lost. We feel overwhelmed with the conventional methods of keeping all our school stuff together and feel that our lives are falling apart. What can make matters worse […]

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Building a Budget: Guidelines to College Budgeting

| June 17, 2015 | 0 Comments
Building a Budget: Guidelines to College Budgeting

In the lives of college students, there are many things we consider to be difficult. Waking up early to be on time for class, approaching that seemingly scary professor and climbing up the endless amount of stairs on campus- just to name a few. But one overwhelmingly common challenge that we as young adults face […]

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Three Easy College Breakfast Ideas

| June 8, 2015 | 0 Comments
Three Easy College Breakfast Ideas

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, they say. But why is it that so many college students fail to eat breakfast on a daily basis? The excuses range from no appetite in the morning to no time for breakfast to maybe even waking up at noon- when it is already time for […]

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DIY fall fashion

| November 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
DIY fall fashion

As the leaves begin to change and weather becomes colder, we are starting to wear more layers. With more layers, we are spending more money in order to dress for the season. As college students, along with our GPAs, our bank accounts get smaller as the semester goes on. I have discovered some secrets that […]

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Motivation Monday: staying healthy on a budget

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
Motivation Monday: staying healthy on a budget

As university students, we are not the most wealthy population in the world. While some students maintain part time jobs or temporary paid-internships, most of us simply go to school. This means money is a factor in our everyday lives. We try to be careful where we spend each and every hard earned dollar, so […]

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How to fill up your music library without emptying your wallet

| March 21, 2013 | 0 Comments
How to fill up your music library without emptying your wallet

Whether it’s through the soothing sounds of Mumford & Sons, the pump up vibes of B.o.B., or the melodic angst of Taylor Swift, music seems to be the only thing that can constantly keep me focused and keep me sane throughout the unrelenting stresses of being a college student. And it becomes frustrating when one […]

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Panda Express alternatives for Chinese lovers

| January 30, 2013 | 0 Comments
Panda Express alternatives for Chinese lovers

Recently, the beloved insta-Chinese restaurant Panda Express closed. Chinese food is one of the easiest comfort foods to access if you’re away from home. It’s also great if you’re lacking inspiration in the kitchen. Order some chinese! Most places give you plenty of food, so you can stretch your meals out for days. That can […]

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Budget wines for under $12

| January 30, 2013 | 0 Comments
Budget wines for under $12

Purchasing wine can be overwhelming, especially on a college budget. Everyone has his or her favorite cheap beer, but have you ever considered what your favorite cheap wine might be? Here are 6 bottles of wine that are all under $12. With prices like that, you’ll have no reason not to head to the store […]

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Bad Dog ends $1 wells

| January 14, 2013 | 0 Comments
Bad Dog ends $1 wells

Bad Dog American Pub recently underwent some changes that left many students irritated and confused. The bar is no longer serving $1 well drink specials. Many students took to Twitter and Facebook to let out their frustrations regarding the price changes that went into effect last week. Darin Barnas, GM and familiar face around Bad […]

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Freshman Fireside: Make a budget to save money

| February 23, 2012 | 0 Comments
Freshman Fireside: Make a budget to save money

Well we are about three fourths of the way through our first year here at UNC Charlotte and one topic we haven’t talked about is one of the most important, money. It’s hard to come by and once we have it it’s even harder to hold on to. Most of us are constantly broke and […]

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Campus Trend Alert: Doing more with less

| January 22, 2012 | 0 Comments
Campus Trend Alert: Doing more with less

As the second semester is under way and the paychecks are running low from the money earned over the holiday break, many students are finding themselves simply out of cash. I know I am. I went shopping with my mom over the weekend (well, more like window-shopping while my mom got to actually purchase new […]

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Campus Trend Alert: Stylish holiday gift ideas

| December 6, 2011 | 0 Comments
Campus Trend Alert: Stylish holiday gift ideas

As the holiday break is approaching, there are many things on students’ minds. Am I going to pass my finals? What should I do for housing next semester? Why are all the classes I need to register for full? These are the things I hear students talking about lately. This time of year is always […]

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UNC system asks state to increase retention fund

| October 14, 2011 | 0 Comments
UNC system asks state to increase retention fund

Due to UNC Charlotte and state budget decreases, a fund created to keep top quality professors and faculty has been significantly depleted within the past five years. Now, the UNC system is requesting that the state legislature replenish it. The retention fund matches offers made to high-demand professors from other schools.  In doing this, UNC […]

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UNC Charlotte Budget made simple

| June 15, 2011 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte Budget made simple

This year’s national recession, state budget cuts for the UNC system, and 9.7 percent North Carolina unemployment rate will challenge parents and students who are funding a UNC Charlotte education, many of whom are doing it for the first time. Regardless of the current state and national economic climate, UNC Charlotte requires this fall’s incoming […]

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