Time is precious, money is scarce, and between pondering the The Other and following Kanye on Twitter, running mundane errands can end up feeling like the most stressful thing in the universe. Bwog wants to help ease your anxiety and make deciding things a tiny bit easier.

Question: Is using Mail Services cheaper than the Post Office (located on 112th next to Book Culture)?

Answer: NO!!!! As it turns out, a light padded envelope to a collegiate pal costs $6.90 at Columbia’s Mail Services and only $2.07 at Columbia University Post Office (unaffiliated, just nearby). Mail in Lerner is sent with FedEx which is why it is so much more expensive. FYI: both FedEx and USPS offer tracking.

Still,  Package Center stories are priceless!


More budgeting woes and worries? E-mail tips@bwog.com for the answer to your frugal questions!