The Paisano

New Semester Planning

December 10, 2014

It’s never too early to start planning for next semester (Well, maybe you can begin after finals are over.) Planning on what books and supplies you’ll need for next semester, as opposed to buying everything at the last minute, can save some money. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when plann...

Holiday Buying

November 17, 2014

With the holidays quickly approaching, you may find yourself strapped for cash with a long list of gifts you need to buy. Thinking a little creatively will help you scratch each item off the list without going into debt. Get a seasonal job If you have the time and desire, picking up a seasonal ...

Tips for a Successful Holiday Potluck

November 10, 2014

It’s no secret that potlucks can save time and money. With everyone chipping in, guests can enjoy a meal they wouldn’t be able to afford otherwise. With the holidays around the corner, here are some tips to ensure your potluck is a successful one. Variety – When guests sign up to bring foo...

Why you should shop early for the holidays

November 3, 2014

Some may argue that it’s too early to start thinking about the holidays, but I disagree. Planning what gifts you need to buy will save you money and lessen the stress of facing last minute mall crowds. Black Friday: Many stores offer sales after Thanksgiving, and although Black Friday can be hec...

Halloween Costumes

October 27, 2014

With Halloween right around the corner, you may be heading out to stores in search of the perfect costume. If you do not want to spend a lot of money this year, or prefer to get a little more creative with your costume, here are some cheap, easy D.I.Y. costume ideas: Vampire The vampires ...

Bread Outlet

October 20, 2014

Bread and pastry lovers can indulge without splurging thanks to Mrs. Baird’s bread outlet. Located on 8425 Bandera Rd., Suite 104, the outlet features tortillas, different types of bread, some packaged pastries and chips. The store stocks its shelves with surplus product: if the company over pr...

Reuse, refresh, repurpose

October 13, 2014

I’ve never been a huge fan of consignment shops. The thought of wearing other people’s clothes or using items other people have used always seemed weird. After desperately needing new jeans for work, I decided to stop by a secondhand clothing store and look for jeans I could wear and not fe...

​Couponing

October 6, 2014

A couple of weeks ago, I talked about how making the choice to eat at home rather than eating out could save you money. This week, I’m going to talk about one way to save even more money by eating at home couponing. You’ve probably seen it before - TV shows featuring people spending hours ...

Going To The Gym

September 29, 2014

Some of the most neglected monthly expense’s are gym memberships. Although cheaper options are available to people who want a good workout, some people may need a monthly fee for motivation. Some may enjoy working out with their friends or other health-minded people, while others, sign up for a ...

Eating Out vs. Dining In

September 22, 2014

In today’s society, we are busy. We’re running from place to place and can’t seem to slow down. When we do manage to slow down to eat, fast-food seems so appealing: we don’t have to cook, we don’t have to wash dishes, and the food is generally tasty. However, in addition to our physical ...

Stepping Towards Savings

September 15, 2014

In the quest to get healthy, many people have turned to fitness trackers to monitor their activity levels throughout the day and provide motivation to make better choices. With the wide variety of options available, it can be difficult to determine what exactly you’re looking for. Many fitness...

Stretch Your Buck!

September 8, 2014

Most college students live on a budget, and that’s okay. There is nothing wrong with living within your means. At this point in the semester, you may be feeling a financial strain after dropping cash on tuition, books and parking permit. Don’t let a low cash flow keep you from having fun throughou...