Many students like to go on regular dates. Several of Professor Marsh’s students did some informal polls and found out that many students spend well over $1000/semester going on dates. If an 18-year-old student were able to find low cost opportunities and save $500/semester on dates (and continued saving this amount throughout his/her life), this decision could be worth over 2.25 million dollars at retirement. Follow the links below to see how you could discover savings opportunities.
- http://www.youngmoney.com/money_management/spending/020908_02 is a great article that has some creative tips for saving money on dates.
- http://www.citysearch.com is a great way to think of potential date ideas in your area.
- http://www.google.com/search?q=cheap+college+dates&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a is a Google search for “Cheap college dates.” There were 306,000 results.
- Student Tips for Shrinking your Dating Bills. Click here to view tips from real college students who have worked to reduce their dating expenses.