Well, school starts next week at the university I work at. I'm excited to see the sweet students again, but part of me always dreads this time of year. Things get really busy and crazy and our town gets really crowded and the restaurants fill up and... Okay, it's really not that bad and I do like living in a college town. It's just an adjustment after a quiet summer.
As you know, my husband Eric went back to school last August full-time to get his MBA. That means this is his last semester and he will graduate in December! We could not be more excited for him to finish and we are looking forward to a lot of change coming soon (including a baby!).
Obviously, going back to school is tough financially. You have to give-up specific time earning income and paying for school isn't fun. BUT, hopefully it will all be worth it (I guess we'll find out soon). One of the other things that is annoying about paying for college is the cost of textbooks.
Did you guys know you can rent textbooks now? That wasn't really an option when I was in college, but it's genius. Who wants to hold on to their Principles of Managerial Accounting II textbook for 10 years? With CampusBookRentals you can rent books for whatever time period you need them (a year, a semester, 8 weeks, etc.). Some other perks are:
- save 40-90% off of bookstore prices
- free shipping both ways
- you can highlight in the textbooks
- CampusBookRentals donates to Operation Smile with each textbook rented
Saving money on books will be really significant for us as Eric finishes school and we are about to add another member to our family. We are also planning on cutting back on eating out, saving specifically for baby's birth and temporarily moving to one vehicle.
Have you ever "gone back to school?" Do you have any tips for cutting back? Have you ever used CampusBookRentals?
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, however all thoughts and opinions are my own.