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Ways to Financial Relief – 7-ways to Prep for College

7-ways to Prep for College

Over the years we have spent a lot of time talking about ‘Back to School’ and for the most part, we typically focus the conversation around elementary and middle school. What about college back to school and how do we prepare the expenses of dealing with sending our kids away to school… sometimes for the first time. Beyond the emotional stress and anxiety of this transition, there’s also the financial stress. So we’ve put together a list of 7 essentials for any college student’s backpack that will save you time, money and stress. The best part, you can probably purchase all 7 items for less than $175.

  1. You need a good reusable water bottle. This is both good for the environment and your wallet. Most schools have refill stations. I mean, when was the last time you saw a traditional water fountain? Walmart, Target, Amazon and many others carry reusable water bottles for around $30.
  2. So many devices, so much power. We need to stay connected on all of our devices, mainly so mom can get in touch with you. Get a good multiport charger and portable charger. These devices can be found for around $60.
  3. With more devices and more chargers, you will need extra cables. You’re on the move, so carry a mobile set of cables. Keep your dorm room set plugged in and ready and keep a set in your backpack. An extra set of cables will only set you back about $20 but the convenience is worth it.
  4. Write it down. Yes, even in this digital world, a solid notebook or journal is essential. Quick notes, to-dos, journal your thoughts, create lists on the move, stay organized. Add a pen or pencil and you’re a writer for about $15.
  5. Living on your own means staying healthy. Grab a few bottles of travel sized hand sanitizer so you can attend your classes in person… and still go out on the weekends. Oh, but you have to use it. It’s only about $5.
  6. Stay healthy and stay dry. Throw a compact umbrella in your back to keep yourself, your clothes and your electronics dry. It might also help you make a few friends on those wet rainy days. Your friendship is worth $10.
  7. Life without mom means you need a simple first aid kit. We hope you won’t need it but it’s better to have it and not need it then need it and not have it. A basic kit with bandages, cold pack, Alieve or Advil, Neosporin, and a little preparation only costs about $20.

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