I suppose money is one of those ideals that everyone talks about having but that no one actually has. Perhaps that just happens to be the social norm of a college-aged person? Or perhaps it’s a testament to the current economic crisis this country is facing? Here are some exciting statistics that will nauseate your wallet:
The average cost to attend Arizona State University is $5,661 per year for “in-state” and $17,949 for “out of state” tuition. Each credit hour costs roughly $400 for “in-state” and $800 for “out of state.” The average ASU graduate owes $17,732 in student loans, and only 48% of the student body works. http://collegesearch.collegeboard.com/search/CollegeDetail.jsp?collegeId=1094&profileId=2
Look at those statistics again. There are so many factors working against young adults in America today; is it really a surprise that the majority of us cannot afford the lavish college experience of yesteryear? How many times have you caught yourself saying, “sure, I’d love to go with you, but I can’t afford to buy anything right now?” Or perhaps you were “that guy” who only ate appetizers during happy hour because they happened to be half price? Wouldn’t being able to eat an entrée at half price have tasted better? According to costopedia, you would need nearly $22,000 per school year to attend ASU and eat three whole meals a day; mind you, that is eating in the cafeteria every day, too (http://www.costopedia.com/costs/2009-2010-university-attendance-fees/arizona-state-university/). However, wouldn’t it be more fun to be able to pick and choose where you get your discounts at, and wouldn’t it be more fun if they were at restaurants and bars you actually liked to eat at?
Txtmailer is the only network available that offers you an opportunity to use your cell phone to save money. You can limit the number of offers you receive, you can pick the places you receive offers from, and if you find yourself not using the data base at all, you can always opt out and close your account. Here’s how it works: log in at txtmailer.com, enter your cell phone number, your email address, and pick the type of places you would want to save money from. For example, let’s say you have a pizza fetish. You can pick to receive savings from your favorite pizza restaurants only. You will start receiving text message notifications from those pizza joints with coupons right to your cell phone. In other words, you’ll be able to eat a real meal for a change just by flashing a text message at the waiter. The best part of the service: it is completely free to use. Just think of it as free money and a way to get out of having to eat microwaveable noodles every day for four years.