Black Friday on a Budget: 10 Money Spending Tips

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Black Friday season is all about managing your personal finances and staying on a budget. Finding your path in a sea of fantastic bargains and seductive offers can be a huge challenge, especially for a student with limited finances. Moreover, we often tend to overspend and end up buying what we don’t need just because it’s “a good deal.” The trend for more conscious consumption and responsible spending dominates among consumers for a while now. Magically, all our mindfulness disappears when we see an attractive banner “40 percent off, today only.” 

You can indeed get amazing discounts on valuable items. Still, you should spend within your budget and stick to shopping lists. Here are ten tips to help you come through Black Monday and Cyber Monday in style and on a budget. Some of these tips, like a “stop list,” are useful for advancing your shopping and money management in general. It is crucial to create a conscious system around your personal finances, and below you find helpful building blocks. That’s a really great deal!

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Student Lunch Ideas: Quick, Cheap, Nutritious, and Delicious!

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We often tend to grab something on the go to last between breakfast and dinner, and we call it a student lunch. It can be a chocolate bar, a sandwich from the nearest supermarket, cold dinner left-overs, or even fast-food (holy moly). However, lunch is essential while it has to sustain us through a bigger part of a working day. As students, we want our ideal lunches to be quick to prepare, cheap, nutritious, and tasty. And it’s nonetheless possible to find a recipe that fits all these criteria! Below is a selection of some recipes (suitable for various dietary needs) that any student would appreciate.

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How To Remember What You Read

While many authors offer multiple techniques to teach you how to read faster and read more, not many actually help you be more productive. Being efficient depends on being able to apprehend and remember more out of all the information consumed. And you know how these days we spend our time receiving information from everywhere around us, as people and companies selfishly fight for our attention. We are constantly in the state of an information overload, which makes our brain decide for us what will be marked as “valuable” and remembered, and what will be put into the remote corners of our memory.

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Become Savvy In Your Upcoming Academic Year

So the new semester is already here, and while it may indicate a promising and purely exciting time, it also (with no intent to upset you) is the time when you spend your savings and hope you still have some money left to spend with you friends. I mean, sure, the situation isn’t that somber for everyone, but the amount of money students spend on textbooks is just absurd. And the numbers are growing. Since 2006 textbook prices steadily move up, and in 2016 that increase reached 73%. And while you can name a bunch of reasons to justify this pattern of behavior of publishing giants, it does literally nothing good to your own pocket.

We’ve all heard horrid stories about graduates living their lives haunted by the debt trails of their precious diplomas. And while we might be under illusions that it will not be our case, it will be a good idea to take some precautions. Designed by the government education system has been having its way with college students for way too long, so don’t let them take advantage of your lack of knowledge. So what to do to ease your way into adulthood and not end up in the purely surviving mode? Use these loopholes in the system (more like tips carefully gathered by us) and save up for your future.

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Tips for a Wonderful Easter!

Easter is coming, Easter is here!

In honor of it we invite you to join us and celebrate with a little treasure: our special promo code: EASTER17 (and you don’t even have to go on a hunt)! Meanwhile, here are some tips that will help you have an amazing Easter:

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Get Your Own Pot of Gold on St Patrick’s Day with BooksRun!

Looks like St. Patrick’s is here! Cheers!

This holiday is mostly about spending (especially on alcoholic beverages, let’s be honest), so saving some green can present a true challenge. But keep your head up, ‘cause we’re about to drop some tips to help you with this matter!

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