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August 13th, 2010 at 07:49 am

My financial aid hasn't been processed yet so I had to come up with the money to purchase my books. I will get it back in the form of a refund. I have to admit, I never thought I would be able to come up with $378 without borrowing from my parents, but I made it happen. Between the various savings accounts and such, I was able to come up with enough to cover the books. That felt real good.

Today is payday. It is already spent! Isn't it sad how money goes so fast?

10 Responses to “Books”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Whatcha gonna study?

  2. Looking Forward Says:

    Yes, I agree it is sad how fast the money goes. Frown

  3. Jerry Says:

    I can't believe how expensive textbooks have become, and it really can lead to a hardship for people when the FA Office doesn't have the money for them yet. I was recently reading about a place where people can rent their textbooks, and I would like to have that insurance that I wouldn't be paying hundreds and hundreds of dollars every semester... Good luck with school!

  4. momcents Says:

    I've heard about renting textbooks or buying them used. You might look into it for the next semester. I do (sadly) agree how fast the money leaves. As for me, I greatly underestimate exactly how much we spend.

  5. MonkeyMama Says:

    I remember my books costing 50% of my tuition, when I went to school. (The tuition was low cost). But, that was with used books and selling them back, etc., etc. Tuition was $1k - books always cost $500 every semester.

    Renting them would have been a nice option.

    Congrats on saving up for them - yay!

  6. north georgia gal Says:

    I looked into renting the books. But I will come out better buying the books and selling them back to the bookstore. I buy mainly used books whenever possible.

    I am taking Political Science, Eng Comp, and Business Administration.

  7. campfrugal Says:

    We have had good luck with buying textbooks used off of ebay and such. One of my daughter's latest books was $83.00 new, but I was able to find one in excellent condition on ebay and got it for $10.00. We also turn around and re-sell them on ebay, half.com or amazon, to make our money back.

    Also, this semester, we were able to find one of the textbooks needed for an elective at the Library.

  8. LuxLiving Says:

    I'm seeing a lot of folks asking on Craigslists for certain textbooks. I don't know if it's working for them, but the requests are certainly out there. A future option perhaps.

  9. creditcardfree Says:

    How are you doing this week NGG?

  10. north georgia gal Says:

    I am good. It is funny that you sent this. I was on the site, literally getting ready to post an update! Great minds think alike!

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