Forget books and tuition. The latest college trend burning a hole in the budget? Uber.
Though it may be tempting to take a car from your off-campus apartment to that early-morning economics class, those costs can add up.
According to TODAY finance expert Jean Chatzky, getting creative with transportation can save roughly $7 a day, whether it's through car-share memberships or investing in bikes.
And the cheapest solution? Walking. It may seem obvious, but trekking through campus on foot isn't only a cost effective option, it's also the healthiest.
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"You know that college weight you're trying to stave off? Ten thousand steps a day will do it," she said.
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