5 ways to spruce up your ramen

As broke, hungry and busy college kids, we all know the struggle of trying to feed ourselves without breaking the bank. That’s probably why ramen was invented. And yeah, ramen might be decent tasting and all for the first few weeks or so, but those same super-salty, monotonous beef and
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Textbooks (and dignity) for sale

“That’ll be $125.63,” the robber baron working at Copy Central says, clearly unfazed by the blatant theft they’re carrying out. After attempting and failing to veil our complete shock at the gross injustice before us, we instinctively look around to see if anyone’s called the police to report the robbery
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Places to get breakfast for less than $5

We’re a month into the new semester, and you’re likely in either of these two situations: You’re a broke college student and you’ve always known it, or you told yourself you’d manage your transactions this semester to not be a financial mess but have failed only to realize that there’s
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How to make quick money in the new year

It’s a widely accepted belief that Venmo is actually just a ploy to get college students to not realize how much money they’re spending on C.R.E.A.M. and 3 a.m. Artichoke. If you’ve recently been finding yourself always missing $20 bills, quickly saying “I’ll just Venmo you later” and wondering how
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Saving honey: budgeting tips for Bears

It’s hard to be an adult. It’s even harder when we have to learn how to effectively manage our money when all we really want to do is blow it on new Nike kicks and Beyoncé concert tickets. At UC Berkeley, we’re all pretty much going through the struggles of broke
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Say it one more time

Broke in Berkeley

“What are you doing?” I turned and looked over my shoulder to where my husband was standing. He was watching me at the bathroom sink as I scrubbed my face with an exfoliating pad covered in toothpaste. “Giving myself a facial. What does it look like?” “With toothpaste?” “Of course.”
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Will work for school

Broke in Berkeley

Come into the office and demonstrate your ability to transcribe. After the test, we’ll ask you some questions.” It sounded simple enough, but I had never done it before. I chewed my pencil and desperately tried to keep up with the recording. The interviewers walked back in, and I braced
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Not paying for textbooks

Broke in Berkeley

$568.70. During my first semester in community college, this was the number that hung over me. Almost a whopping $600. This was not for tuition; a grant paid the entire cost of my classes. This heart-stopping bill was for my textbooks. Having just returned to school after a number of
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