College life is a hell of a roller-coaster experience, and every current student or recent grad can relate. From attending lectures, living alone possibly for the first time in one’s life, being the sole custodian of one’s finances and, of course, enjoying the newfound freedom, it is an experience one will forever remember.
But as they say, freedom comes with responsibilities. For a college student, one among these responsibilities is how you prudently manage your money and steer away from screwing up. It is in college where both the money-savvy and the extravagant chart the course of their lives.
Saving money in college might appear a little bit impossible, given the little amount a student possibly has. But even the tight budget you have can allow you to set aside a few bucks for your savings. Besides, it is absolutely doable!
Think about it. Your side hustle starts generating more money, and your college life starts to feel great. Your tuition, room and board, food and several other expenses have been catered for, and all you have is a lot to finance your college escapades.
Well, it is acceptable to enjoy the freedom of being a college student. But don’t screw up by wasting the entire chunk of money you’ve toiled hard for when you could save a fraction of it. Instead, learn to save and live on a tight budget.
These are some little tips that I have used to save money every holiday season and still feel the child-like excitement on Christmas morning.