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Twelve items college students don't need

August 19, 2010

Though college student are heading into shoebox-sized dorm rooms, some still insist on purchasing item after pricey items.

Kiplinger magazine has updated its annual roundup of campus money wasters for college students and their families.

According to Kiplinger's personal finance experts, think twice about spending your hard-earned money on the following 12 things:

  • New textbooks
  • High-end laptop or desktop computer
  • Printer
  • Pricey smart phone plan
  • Cable TV
  • Car
  • Credit card
  • High bank fees
  • Overdraft protection
  • Big meal plan
  • Campus health insurance
  • Private loans

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