Life in Paradise: Cash Saving Tips for Westmont College Students

 By: Louis Wright
Few things are as a great as the years spent gaining your college education. When you attend Westmont College, you'll also be equipping yourself with the skills and knowledge for your future career, and (hopefully) guard yourself against any financial difficulties. With that said, good luck staying within any sort of budget while attending college. First off, the College is located in the beautiful California Coastal Mecca of Montecito. Yes, that Montecito, the one where Oprah lives, next to sunny Santa Barbara. If your parents are footing the bill, lucky you! Be sure to send them a "thank you" note when you graduate. If cash doesn't grow on trees in your family, here are a few suggestions to ensure that your college years spent in Paradise aren't too torturous.

It may not be something you've ever had to do, but sharing a room with one or more people may be the best thing to do when you go to college, especially the first year. Westmont College has 5 dorms on campus that can sometimes be noisy, have hardly any privacy, and full of the eccentricities of total strangers. But you'll be living right in the heart of college life. And those sometimes total strangers will probably end up being your friends for life. Of course the best reason to live in the dorms at Westmont College is that it will be cheaper than renting your own apartment and having to pay all sorts of bills. Also, food on campus is much cheaper than eating out on Coast Village Road in Montecito or even cooking it yourself. If you do dabble in culinary arts, visit the Farmer's Market. You'll not only be eating healthier and avoiding the dreaded Freshman 15, but you may be able to find some bargains as well.

One great way to save cash while attending Westmont College is to avoid an overpriced coffee habit. Those daily triple lattes can really add up quickly so try brewing at home, or buying from the cafeteria. You should definitely invest in a reusable mug to take it on-the-go and help save the environment. Have a shopping habit? You'll probably have to limit your visits to Nordstrom's while attending Westmont College. One way to stay stylish is to look for fashionable finds at thrift stores or used clothing boutiques. With a little bit of browsing, you can get a chic or cool vintage outfit at stores like Goodwill or try some of the lightly used stylish clothing outlets on State Street. They usually have a very picky and seasonal process for deciding what pieces make it into their racks. Ask them about bringing in your lightly used stylish threads to exchange for store credit or cash. If you absolutely must shop at Nordies, be smart and hit up the sale racks first. You are living in Montecito after all!
Artice Source:

Related Articles in Reference And Education

People interested in the above article are also interested in the related articles listed below:

The fiscal year 2016 has been an eventful one for the Indian economy. On one side the impact of global recession is finally fading and on the other side the domestic markets have picked up in a strong way. Clearly, its good times ahead for those who are seeking jobs in this economic scenario provided you enter with the right qualification.
Indian higher education continues to undergo three elementary challenges: Access, Equity and Quality. So there comes the dilemma about whether a private college delivers more than public sector institutions or vice versa. Today the inclination is more towards private colleges for engineering and management degrees over the last decade, with mass students currently enrolled in private institutions.
This article stresses the importance of having the right mindset for your PMP exam. Apart from having a study plan and approach for executing it to mastery the PMP concepts and exam techniques, it is also essential to have a healthy, positive and balanced outlook as you prepare and take the PMP exam.

More in Reference And Education

Excellent, Larry. Thank you for taking the new article directory technology and making it work to the max. I encourage everyone to keep contributing and contributing regularly. I can attest to the fact that this site is already a strong directory in a field of many. Kudos to Larry!

Matthew C. Keegan
The Article Writer


I find it a delight to use both as an author and a publisher. It is full of nice little surprises that make the whole process of writing, reading and publishing articles a complete delight. This is one that comes out tops and beats the rest hands down.

Eric Garner
Managing Director


I did a Google search and came across your site. It was exactly what I was looking for and was elated to find such a broad range of articles. As I am launching a free magazine in a small town in Florida, I wanted to be as resourceful as possible while still being able to provide some content that is interesting and well written. Your site has all the variables in the mix. Excellent Site hitting all the notes in the scale sort of speak.

Mo Montana
Florida, USA

Article Topics

Copyright © 2005 - by Larry Lim, Singapore - Article Search Engine Directory at™
All Rights Reserved Worldwide. All Trademarks and Servicemarks are the property of the respective owners.
ArabicBulgarianCatalanChinese (Simplified)Chinese (Traditional)CzechDanishDutchEnglishEstonianFinnishFrenchGermanGreekHaitian CreoleHebrewHindiHungarianIndonesianItalianJapaneseKoreanLatvianLithuanianNorwegianPersianPolishPortugueseRomanianRussianSlovakSlovenianSpanishSwedishThaiTurkishUkranianVietnamese