By Elizabeth Taylor |Staff Writer| Hundreds of people gathered in Apple Valley this past weekend to spend and save money at the Church of the Valley’s bi-annual rummage sale. The clock struck 9 and the crowd ensued with anticipation as the barrier between them and the sale came down; people dashed and darted to make their way inside to start filling up their bags, and others pushed and pulled their carts and totes while weaving in and out of the heavy traffic of shoppers. Hopes were high as shoppers descended into a sea of lost treasures and everyday needs. “Today, I’m looking for bunk beds, an end table and some tablecloths,” said local resident, Patricia Puckett. “This is a great … [Read more...] about Immersed in the rummage
By Sarah Johnson |Staff Writer| Attending a new campus, whether you're a freshman or transfer student, can be confusing and stressful. Here are some tips and advice to help you get acquainted with CSUSB. Most, if not all of us have a financial budget that needs to be considered. Eating at WOW or buying a Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino everyday can be an easy habit to form. Starbucks can be a great reward after a final, but can be very costly as a daily routine. You can avoid this bad habit--or addiction to some--by packing a lunch with snacks to eat between classes. We have all struggled with arriving to school on time at CSUSB. Being stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic on … [Read more...] about Counsel for incoming Coyotes
By Shiane Jacocks |Staff writer| Students need to be aware of where they are spending their hard-earned cash and financial aid. Their money should be spent on food that will give them both energy and a balanced meal to prevent them from falling into the “Freshmen 15.” Students who spend money on fattening foods only increase their weight and exhaustion. Students deserve quality food that is both good and in a reasonable amount. Some students who order food at W.O.W (World of Wings), a fast-food restaurant on campus, have discussed the quality and quantity of the food. “I guess W.O.W has pretty good food. Sometimes I get a wrap and they give me a lot, but it can be pretty … [Read more...] about Quantity vs Quality?
By Rona Ortiz |Staff Writer| While many are enamored with Starbucks and its customizable drink offerings, many budget conscious students think it’s just too pricey. College students comprise 40 percent of daily coffee drinkers, but the numbers are dropping. “Among those ages 18 to 24, 41 percent said they drank coffee daily, down from 50 percent in 2012. Young adults also greatly reduced their daily intake of non-gourmet traditional coffee, dropping to 17 percent from 27 percent last year,” according to a study conducted by the National Coffee Association. Many students are on a budget and want alternatives to the popular coffee chain. McDonald’s, Dunkin’ Donuts and … [Read more...] about Starbucks coffee versus other brands: Is there a difference?
By Erin Campbell |Staff Writer| Holiday spending takes a toll on our bank accounts. We overspend on gifts and lose sight of how we will rebuild our bank accounts. Simple tips and changes can help avoid money management stress and develop a more plentiful bank account. Taewon Yang and Greg Richey, advisors from the CSUSB Finance Department, suggest a strict budgeting method and a plan for spending that works best for students. After asking a few students about saving money, most of them didn’t know how to manage money and didn’t have a plan to build a savings account. To make the remainder of 2014 financially easier, I’ve thought of a couple tips that can help you save … [Read more...] about Put money back in your wallet for 2014
By Megan Davis |Staff Writer| Temperatures have begun to drop and everyone will soon be getting in the holiday spirit in anticipation of Halloween and Thanksgiving. One not so pleasant change however is the sky-high gas prices that seemed to erupt overnight. The Los Angeles Times reported that the rise of gas prices is due to the temporary power failure of Exxon Mobil Corp, a refinery in Torrance that did not resume production until Oct. 5. Another key refinery was forced to cut back on production when it experienced a major fire in August. High gas prices are of particular concern for many of our students that make the daily commute to campus. With the already enormous cost of … [Read more...] about Avoid pain at the pump with a few simple steps
By Dominique Sterling |Staff Writer| There are many ways that we can make and save money when buying textbooks, but the most practical and economical choice is still to buy older editions of your books online. The end of the quarter approaching presents the opportunity for students to acquire some extra money. Book buyback programs allow students to get rid of their used textbooks for cash or gift card values. Nowadays there are a few options for students in textbooks, digital textbooks and rentals. All have their benefits, but in my opinion the earlier editions of the same textbook are a better choice. Older editions allow you to learn essentially the same information at a cheaper … [Read more...] about Save money on books the old fashioned way
by Jhonise Hamilton | Staff Writer | With all the budget cuts and tuition increases, students and staff at CSUSB and people in the community could use coupons to help save money. More people are signing up on coupon websites to receive discounts on the products they buy. Signing up for e-mails from the Coyote Coupon Club is a way to help save. When you sign up for the coupon club, you submit a valid e-mail address, the city you live in and your shopping interests. You receive daily or sometimes weekly e-mails with coupons and discounts relevant to your shopping interests. These coupons can be used for anything from groceries to night clubs, bars and everything in between. “We only … [Read more...] about Coyotes howl into savings