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					We know it can take a while to get to know a new city,                            Housing
and we also know that as a student it seems impossible
to properly explore the city with limited funds.           Craig’s List
However, we’re more than happy to share what we            This website has everything from apartments for
know about the area as well as some other money
saving tips we’ve picked up or heard of along the way!
                                                           rent, people looking for roommates, house sitting
                                                           opportunities, and sublets without expensive fees!
                                                           After you’ve found your new place to live check
                                                           back on this website to find all the furniture and
Outlet Shops
                                                           household items you’ll need.

                                                           Summer Housing
                                                                                                                     Saving Tips
If you’re willing to look around you can find some great   Planning on staying in Boston for the summer?
deals at the outlets!                                      Consider being a proctor for the Harvard Summer
                                                           School. You’ll receive housing in a dormitory in
       The Kittery Outlets are a little over an hour      exchange for working as a mentor to students
        north of Cambridge and have plenty of stores       attending the Summer School.
        to satisfy both your casual and dressy clothing
        needs.                  Not interested in living in a dorm, or staying in
                                                           Boston? Check out the housing postings at different
       Wrentham Village has 170 stores to choose          universities in the area where you’re planning on
        from. This outlet center is just about an hour     spending the summer.
        south of Cambridge.

       If you just need a quick fix of shopping, the
                                                                      Furniture / Household Goods                  Hints for living frugally
        Gap Outlet at the Arsenal Mall is just a few
        miles away. 485 Arsenal Street, Watertown
                                                           1 IKEA Way, Stoughton                                     in Cambridge, the
Local Retailers with Reasonable Prices
                                                           You’ll find that the innovative and inexpensive
                                                           furniture at this store are worth the 45 minute ride!    greater Boston area,
Frugal Fannie’s: 24 Wilson Way, Westwood                   Salvation Army
                                                           483 Broadway, Somerville
                                                                                                                         and beyond
Garment District: 200 Broadway, Cambridge
K & G: Twin City Plaza, Somerville                         This is a great place to find gently used furniture
Keezer’s: 140 River Street, Cambridge                      and household goods.
Kohl’s: 3850 Mystic Valley Pkwy, Medford
Marshall’s: Boylston Street, Copley Square                 China Fair
Men’s Wearhouse: Cambridgeside Galleria                    Massachusetts Avenue, Porter Square                              Developed by:
TJ Maxx: 198 Alewife Brook Parkway, Cambridge              This eclectic store is a good place to buy kitchen
                                                           supplies and dishes, as well as some other household         Student Financial Services
                    Coupon Offers                          items, for reasonable prices.                                   Harvard Law School
Retail                                                     Online                                                            Pound Hall 324
The website has valuable      – low shipping costs
                                                                                                                       1563 Massachusetts Avenue
coupons and discounts for various retailers.
                                                                                                                          Cambridge, MA 02138
Grocery Items                                                                                                                 617-495-4606
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                        Groceries                                        Entertainment/Culture                     Family Activities
                                                                                                                     Visit and sign up for their “Free
Market Basket                                              Somerville Theater                                                   Boston Activities Newsletter.”
400 Somerville Ave, Somerville                             55 Davis Square, Somerville
This is the cheapest grocery store in the area. It         A convenient place to see a movie for less . . . that                  Transportation / Commuting
lacks the frills and does not have a gourmet section,      way you can indulge in some popcorn!
but it has all of the staples and a large produce                                                                  Zip Car
selection. Be prepared for crowds on weekends!             Capitol Theater                                         As a Harvard student you can join for just $25 a year with no
                                                           204 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington                        application fee. There are cars conveniently located around
Trader Joe’s                                               Another place to catch both blockbusters and unique     Harvard Square. The hourly rate includes gas as well as
748 Memorial Drive, Cambridge                              movies.                                                 insurance!
At TJ’s you’ll find a great selection of organic and
unique/gourmet items at very reasonable prices.            Public Library                                          Harvard Shuttles
They have a very small produce section which is            Did you know there is a movie section at the library    Let Harvard’s shuttles chauffer you:
nearly half the size of their wine section! This is the                                                  
                                                           and rentals are FREE!?
place to go for cheap, but good, wine.           
                                                                                                                   Quad Bikes
                                                                                                                   Located in Eliot Hall (part of Cabot House), this student run
                       Dining Out                          Longy School of Music                                   bicycle shop is the cheapest (and friendliest) place around to
                                                           Enjoy live music? Check out Longy School of music       buy bikes, bike accessories, and get tune-ups. They also offer
Grendel’s Den                                              for frequent free concerts.               inexpensive maintenance classes. Check them out at:
89 Winthrop Street, Cambridge                                                                            
Located in the center of Harvard Square, Grendel’s         Plough and Stars
offers half-price appetizers during happy hour.            912 Mass. Ave, Cambridge                                Carpooling
                                                           Great local music. Rarely a cover!                      Sometimes you may just need a car. When that happens,
Pizzeria Uno                                                                                                       consider a carpool! You can split the cost of a Zip Car or if you
22 JFK St., Harvard Square                                 Harvard Museums                                         have a friend with a car, just chip in for gas.
Steps from the Harvard Square T, Uno’s offers $2           All of the Harvard museums are free with a Harvard
beers all the time and a snack menu from 4-7pm and         ID.
10pm - close Sunday through Friday.                                                                                                            Banking
                                                           Museum of Fine Arts
                                                           465 Huntington Ave, Boston                              Harvard University Employee’s Credit Union
Atwood’s Tavern                                            The MFA offers free admission with a Harvard ID,        Conveniently located in Harvard Square, HUECU offers lifetime
877 Cambridge St., Cambridge                                                                                       membership and free checking to Harvard University students.
                                                           and is free to everyone after 4pm on Wednesdays.
Between Inman and Lechmere, Atwood’s offers live
music (roots, folk, blues), no cover except Friday’s,                                                              Bank of America
                                                           Institute of Contemporary Art
an extensive beer selection and Wednesday night pub                                                                With branches all over the city, BoA caters to the Harvard
                                                           100 Northern Ave, Boston
                                                                                                                   population by waiving their checking fees for students.
trivia, with prizes!                                       The ICA offers $10 discounted admission with a
                                                           student ID, and is free between 5pm and 9pm on
Restaurant Week                                            Thursdays.                                              This online bank is a good place to hold your big financial aid
Fine dining on a budget! Twice a year (once in the                                                                 checks with a current APY of 3.9%.
spring, once in the summer) the area’s best                Boston Children’s Museum
restaurants offer their menus at significantly reduced     300 Congress St, Boston                       
prices.                       This fun museum for young (and old) members of          Another online bank, Emigrant offers an APY of 1.3%.
                                                           the HLS community offers $1 admission on Fridays
                         Travel                            between 5pm and 9pm.                                                             Credit Cards                                                             Local Activities                     Do your homework about credit cards; there is no need
If you’re looking for last minute travel deals this site                                                           to be paying annual fees!
is perfect! The price even includes a car rental or        General Activities                                          
hotel accommodations.                                      The Boston Globe’s Sidekick will keep you well              
                                                           informed about low cost fun!                                    
Great prices, for those with flexible travel dates!

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