choosing your college wisely, whether that means going to your second choice school because they offered you a full scholarship or spending a year at community college to cut down on costs, can make a huge difference.
if you don't currently have an income, look at the past three months of spending and see how much you spend on average for categories like food, clothes, school supplies, entertainment, etc.
The 50/30/20 rule is great, but like snowflakes or fingerprints, budgets are unique to each person.
if you wouldn't mind living at home, you might be able to save $11,557 - $12,857 in a single year.
Take advantage of the endless opportunities that your college campus offers to students for free.
Saying yes and showing up for your friends is important — but you also don't want to let your future self down by spending a ton of money that you don't have.
Each time you're thinking about purchasing an item, write it down on your want list (or spreadsheet) and then wait one week.
Suggest grabbing an on-campus meal when you catch up with a friend rather than hitting an expensive restaurant each time.
If you're truly strapped for cash, you might even be able to find PDF versions of your textbook uploaded online by doing a quick Google search.
sell your old textbooks, and even get notified about free showcases and events on campus.
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