Category Archives: Financial Challenges

Building a Budget

Now that college has consumed much of our money, how are we supposed to know how much ‘extra’ money we have? To spend or save? That is the real question; you may never have the opportunity to travel about the … Continue reading

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So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen

As the school year comes to an end in a few months, we all must face a bittersweet reality: many students are nearing their final days here as UWL students. While we will miss their faces and their contributions to … Continue reading

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Monetarily App-ealing!

Apps have revolutionized our world more than we could have ever imagined. In fact, “There’s an app for that!” has become a common catchphrase for our society. Not surprisingly, money saving and tracking apps have become major attractions for anyone … Continue reading

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Secondhand Cents-ability!

We all like to save money where we can, and college pressures and costs make saving exponentially more important! Thankfully, in the La Crosse area, businesses know this. All around our town are dozens of second hand stores available for … Continue reading

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Holiday Magic! (And Money)

It’s that magical time of year! The holidays are upon us. That means lots of final exams, group projects, and papers, but the release for Winter Break is almost here. But that doesn’t mean the end of worrying for everyone. … Continue reading

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The Art of Getting a Job

Obviously, one of the best ways to get some extra money at college is to get a job. Many of us have had part time jobs throughout high school, maybe at our local Culvers, or perhaps as a bagger at … Continue reading

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On Campus or Off Campus? That is the Question!

Only a month in and students are already facing the question: Where am I going to live next year? For some upperclassmen, the answer may be easy, but underclassman like me can sometimes feel like they’re scrambling to find a … Continue reading

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Affording It All…

As a freshman at UWL, money can become a major stressor. I’d be lying if I said it was the only stressor. With midterms coming up, life can sometimes seem like you’re running constantly just to keep up with it … Continue reading

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Back on track

It’s been a while since I last posted about my summer financial challenge so I thought I would update you all. (If you can’t remember, my goal was to save $25.00 a week and pay off $100.00 a month towards … Continue reading

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Get your #UWLScholarships on!

As you all know, I’ve been doing really well so far with my summer financial challenge. With that said, there is something that I’ve been slacking on lately—applying for scholarships. Knowing that scholarships can potentially be a big help in … Continue reading

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