Monday, November 30, 2009


Poor college student has $10 to use between Sunday night til Tuesday night. Normally, this wouldn't be the worst problem in the world. Eat bagels, and use the generous charity of friends. However, birthdays completely destroy this plan.

Will poor college student make it? She already promised her friend a half-priced bottle of wine that will be split between 3 people tonight. She has to make lemon bars and cake for a birthday present, but has no lemons nor powdered sugar. She has to eat. She has to take the subway before Tuesday night.

Cast your vote, and let us know if you think this poor college student will defy the above odds, and be the penultimate PCS, or will fall flat and have to beg mommy and daddy for an advance sooner than Tuesday night....or worse, use her credit card (which she seldom ever uses).

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Today, I bought a pack of Combos from the vending machine. As I reached in to claim my purchase, I noticed a pack of two beef sticks laying there, probably left there by accident by a previous customer.

Beef sticks became the appetizers to my Combos.
A poor college student's got to eat, right?

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Guess which one Poor College Student bought?

This Marc by Marc Jacobs shirt retails for $188.00

This Uniqlo shirt retails for $19.99

Thursday, November 12, 2009

what a nice surprise

I logged on to citibank online because I had to print out a credit card statement in order to receive a reimbursement for a purchase I made a few weeks ago. I knew my account was dwindling because the last time I saw my balance, when I withdrew cash from the ATM I had at least $100... so I expected a hundred-something dollars. Instead, I saw this....

Thoughts running through my head were:
1. Huh?

2. I'm looking at the wrong account

3. Wait, WHAT?

4. Somebody stole my credit card!/I forgot to hit "done" after withdrawing cash and somebody withdrew cash from my account!

Credit card was still in my wallet.
Upon checking account details...

5. Ohhh..... .. . . . . . . . . ok...

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Let's split a cab. It'll be cheaper. NOT.

When they raised the subway fare from $2.00 to $2.25 in June, splitting a cab became a slightly better deal.

Starting today, the base cab fare increased from $2.50 to $3.00. NOT OK.

At the rate this is going, Poor College Student soon may not be able to afford the subway nor the cab and will start walking everywhere. At least that will save on gym memberships.