In each issue of NC State magazine, we ask readers to share their stories of their time at NC State. With the economy sputtering, we thought we’d ask how you scrimped, saved and spent as a student. How far did you go to stretch a dollar when you were a student? Tell us your memories of living on a student budget. Did you have a favorite place to get free food? Was there a special event you saved for and how? Did you share textbooks with a roommate or get creative with ways to have fun? A selection of responses will appear in our Autumn issue.