The Daily Texan

All content by Jason Ancheta

Invest today to save for tomorrow

December 3, 2018

As college students, we’re told to save and spend smart. While these are definitely wise things for students to do during college, money management should also focus on our future. To aim for long-term...


Hanging out with friends doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg

November 20, 2018

I was walking back to my dorm one Friday night when my phone buzzed. My face lit up as I read a message asking me, “Hey, wanna hang out?” Once I replied, my friend suggested we try an upscale...


Take charge of your transportation

November 6, 2018

Running late to class is never fun. The prospect of walking in late can feel worse than just skipping lecture for that day. Luckily, this stress fades away as you notice a group of scooters on the sidewalk....


Date for the long-term, not the short costs

October 22, 2018

It’s date night and you’re busy tidying up to look presentable. Whether you’re combing your hair, brushing your teeth or shining your shoes, there comes the inevitable moment where you...


Invite your parents to Family Weekend this year

October 15, 2018

For many students preparing for the school year, the end of summer is difficult. As we prepare to get back to school and re-enter the busy routine of our studies, it’s the perfect time to cram as...


Don’t procrastinate: Make holiday travel plans early

October 8, 2018

Last Wednesday, I heard about my family’s plans to celebrate my grandfather’s birthday that weekend. I logged onto my computer to buy a bus ticket to Houston. I was hopeful that this would...


Get through your flu

October 2, 2018

Last Monday, my first-year interest group listed off the best and worst parts of our weekends.  Many of us smiled as we recounted the football victory that championed the phrase, “Texas is back!”...


Student awareness can improve campus roads

September 24, 2018

Two roads diverged from the Jester Center walkway. I chose East 21st Street. Soon after, my scooter hit a ditch, and I flew off of it. Desperately, I tried to break my fall and then found myself face-planted...


Give credit where credit is due

September 12, 2018

About two and a half months ago, I arrived at the 40 Acres bright-eyed and naive, as many high school graduates do. I was introduced to personal finance when I was handed a card upon my arrival at orientation....