More Bang for Your Buck
Many students don't realize $20 can go a long way
November 10, 2005 8:41 PM
Being a starving student isnít easy. Almost 50 percent of SF State students receive financial aid, and 70 percent of those have taken out student loans.
San Francisco is one of the most expensive places to live in the United States. It is no wonder that students are scraping together money just to eat and living off of Ramen noodles and frozen burritos.
Many students are not informed of all the little ways to eat well and have a good time without breaking the bank but with the right resources and some good tips, a simple $20 can go a long way.
Start off the day with breakfast at Dennyís. With their Big and Bountiful Breakfasts you have a choice of three hearty meals; the sausage sampler, the meat loverís and the country-fried steak and biscuits breakfast for only $4.99. With tax and a 15 percent tip the breakfast grand total is $6.22.
Take that $13.78 and head over to the school for an early afternoon movie at the Cesar Chavez Center. They show movies once a month for $4 and your student ID card gets you an extra dollar off.
This month they have shown Hustle and Flow and War of the Worlds.
If you are hungry after the movie head on over to Super Star; a Filipino/Chinese restaurant on 24th and Mission streets. You can eat well for only $2.98, which includes tax. The meal includes two eggs, two pork chops and garlic fried rice.
You should have $7.80 left. End your day and begin the night at San Francisco Brewing Company with $1.75 beers. You can get three beers and leave a tip with the remainder of your money.
Saving money while out drinking is another obstacle, but stick to the weekly parties and college nights and you can party for cheap.
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