We already discussed 10 Ways to Save Money on Study Abroad but what about saving money BEFORE you study abroad? The following tips should give you an idea of what you could be doing in the six months to a year before you leave. 1. Buy things there, not before. You may think you need to hit [...]
You might want your parents to get Facebook after all.. Facebook launched a new app this week that lets users send money through PayPal. Instead of mailing a birthday card to a friend you can now post a $20 dollar bill to their Facebook wall. Cool. The only catch is that Paypal charges a 2.9%fee on the transfer, [...]
Just because you’re studying abroad doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of daily deals. Websites such as Groupon have spread internationally and may be available in your host country. Save money and get a list of cool new places for you and your friends to try out. Mi piace!
Ask locals where to find the best deals. They will probably tell you to avoid the expensive touristy restaurants and direct you to places with better quality and prices. Avoid huge cell phone bills! Research data plans and use Skype and other iPhone apps. Purchase things in the native language if you know it and [...]
1. Call your credit card company and let them know where you’ll be living and traveling so they don’t freeze your card. If you plan on traveling to Greece and Spain on weekend trips, let them know. 2. Sign up for online bill payment. Money can fly out of your hands abroad so its best [...]