03 January 2014 @ 08:50 pm
I hate having to have health insurance more than anything fucking ever. It sets me back $500. That means I have $800 to live on for the entire fucking winter and spring GOD DAMMIT.

I'm so upset about this. How the fuck am I supposed to afford books???? FFFFFFFFF
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Ammie[personal profile] amielleon on January 4th, 2014 03:58 pm (UTC)
*whispers* pirate them
Lua[personal profile] queenlua on January 4th, 2014 11:22 pm (UTC)
^ this ^

god bless the internet

(alternatively, i was once in a history class that had like 20 books but we only needed to read 40ish pages from each book, so i went to the library and literally scanned all the pages from each of the books. time-consuming but cost effective!)
I had a dream no longer to be free[personal profile] blankspectrum on January 5th, 2014 02:20 am (UTC)
Seconded. If you're interested in trying it and don't know where to start, send me a message - I belong to a few private ebook trackers, which are often a very good place to find textbooks.
Ezzie, the Floating Nightmare[personal profile] ezzie on January 5th, 2014 02:03 pm (UTC)
I know! It's a pain. It's even worse because the majority of the new plans have high deductibles and/or higher maximum out of pocket expenses (mine went from somewhere around a $750-1000 annual max to $6350), which means more of the bill to eat if (god forbid) something catastrophic happens healthwise.

As for books, you can try renting them from Chegg or some other online place. (Not sure about other websites, but Chegg is nice because they give you a free return label so you don't have to pay shipping when you return your books at the end of the semester/year.) You can also see if the library has a copy you can check out or a copy on reserve.

Edited 2014-01-05 02:16 pm (UTC)
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