Here are a few new products worth investing in that can save you money in the long run

Student shopper: here are a few new products worth investing in that can save you money in the long run

iTALK iPOD VOICE RECORDER www.griffintechnology.com $39.99

Don’t invest in a separate tape recorder to capture lectures and seminars. Plug the Griffin iTalk into the top of you iPod and you have an instant voice recorder. A built-in speaker is great for playback of voice memos or music.

HOW TO GO TO COLLEGE ALMOST FOR FREE: 10 DAYS TO SCHOLARSHIP SUCCESS www.scholarshipcoach.com $49.95

Ben Kaplan was so good at finding scholarships as a high school student, he’s made it his full-time job. He amassed close to $90,000 to attend Harvard, and now he’s sharing his techniques. In addition to some great books, Kaplan has just introduced a 10-day multimedia course that helps students and parents “research, organize, strategize, and execute.” This scholarship toolbox features quizzes, worksheets, and two enhanced CDs.

QUICKEN[R] 2005 DELUXE www.quicken.com $49.95

Sticking to a budget and tracking your expenses are essential to staying financially afloat. Quicken’s software can help you pay the bills on time, make a savings plan, and see where your money is going.

NETFLIX www.netflix.com $17.95 per month

If you’re a movie fanatic, this is the service for you. This DVD-delivery service lets you keep three DVDs at a time and when you’ve done you can exchange for new DVDs as often as you like. No late fees. No due dates. Free shipping. Split the cost with your dorm mates, and you’re saving huge on rentals.

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