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But that also means it's time for a new you (or if you like the way you are, you can make a better you ;) ) We can all change some things up every now and then. Here are some things to change or improve this year!
1. Set Goals
2. Budget & Banking
Anyway, here's how to help that pocket not hurt so much. Find a credit card that's offering a statement credit after your first purchase. Just beware that some of these offers offer a credit only after a minimum purchase amount. I chose the Disney Visa Rewards Card through Chase (if you use my link, you'll earn a $200 statement credit after you spend $500 in the first three months your account is open - that's easily done with groceries and other monthly bills). I got approved within seconds and when my card came in the mail a few days later, I booked my flight online through Priceline which gave me the best price. About a week later, there was a $100 credit on my statement!
Not only that, but since I use Swagbucks, I actually earned $6 in cashback for my Priceline purchase. Cha-ching! (Also, Swagbucks was having a holiday deal that if you signed up for a free trial with Hulu you got $40 worth of Swagbucks which is redeemable for gift cards like PayPal - so that's more money to save towards a trip ;) ) That deal is over but they keep having new deals so keep your eyes peeled for something that interests you.
3. Get Organized
4. Prepare for a New Year
1. Dormify - Perfect for all your dorm needs, you'll find bedding basics and some awesome, unique decor to make you feel at home wherever you are. Use my link to get 15% off :)
2. Roomify - Similar to Dormify only you can easily shop prebundled sets and color coordinating is a piece of cake! They also offer a subscribe and save service.
3. Target - Did you know that you can now have a college registry?! Yup! Just like a wedding or baby registry, you can now create a college registry. This way if someone wants to buy a going away gift for you, at least they'll know what you'd like ;)
4. PBteen - My absolute favorite place for room decor, bedding, and well basically everything is PBteen! Why? Take a look and you'll figure it out ;) They always have beautiful styles and innovative products. And they literally have everything you need!