The Bloomington Budget

Ramen for dinner every night, classes taking up the day and studying for assessments, college students don’t have much money or time in their days to make money.

“Find as many free things as you can. There’s so many options. There’s all kinds of things at The Union to do for free. Honestly just going to a house and watching a movie with your friends, making food with things you already have saves money,” Hardy said.

Recently Bloomington has been named the most expensive city in Indiana by the business analysis website 24/7 Wall St. Hardy and Lexi Eisert are both college students who have lived on campus and learned how to budget while living in Bloomington.

At the IU bookstore, students spend a substantial amount of money on necessary textbooks. Students had jobs over breaks or over the …
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