College drinking (and smoking and gambling)? At least do it safely and cheaply

Money College vices
Money College vices

The Irish playwright and social critic George Bernard Shaw once wrote, "Bourgeouis morality is largely a system of making cheap virtues a cloak for expensive vices."

The philosophical implications of Shaw's critique could easily inspire hours of heated debate-or a toast over tequila shots--but Shaw got one thing right beyond argument: Those vices can get pretty freaking expensive. Given the number of multi-millionaire celebrities who've exhausted mind-boggling monetary resources on alcohol, parties, drugs and general debauchery, how can a cash-strapped college student expect to have even a semblance of a hedonistic good time without going completely belly-up?