4. Work out outside!
We all love our spinning, yoga and Pilates classes, but they may need to be put on hold this summer. Try running outside instead for exercise or doing the routines on your own in your room. You’ll probably find that the effects of the workout are extremely similar to the effects of paying for a class in a studio.
If you really can’t stand not having your weekly class fix then gym hop! Most gyms offer great classes and have a free one to two week trial. If you’re not staying on a college campus with access to a gym, then use these free trials to explore classes elsewhere.
5. Get creative about those luxuries!
I love my pedicures more than anything and smoothies are my fave. But the expense of paying for these items is absurd! Instead, I plan on learning how to paint my own nails (as professionally as possible) and buying a smoothie recipe book so that I can make them in my own kitchen at a fraction of the price. The same idea goes for a daily fro-yo fix, and manicures that we all know we love.
6. Make your own coffee!
This idea is similar to #5, but is important to point out. That $3 latte or iced coffee you’d die without (caffeine addictions are not uncommon in college) will seriously add up and drain money that could be spent on beach trips with friends or a cute new dress. Think about it: if you spend $3-$5 every day for the 3 months of the summer that’s $360! Buying a coffee maker would save you over half of that money and you can wake up a little later since you won’t be standing in the rush hour line at Starbucks for 20 minutes every morning.
7. Don’t 'Drunk Eat'!
Those late night munchies are killer for your bank account. Six dollars here, ten there and suddenly you’re out more money than you thought. This is especially dangerous because you don’t realize what you’re doing when you’ve been drinking. Giving yourself a pep talk or eating a big dinner will help curb those late night cravings and not only save your bank account, but your waistline, too!