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Struggles of Being the Cheap Friend

If you’re like me, you hate spending money on anything. Whether its food or places to go with your friends, free is always the best option. Here are some of the things my cheap self and I have come to hate over the years.

1. Ubering

Because telling your friends you need to get your step count in for the day is a great excuse to dodge paying for a ride.

2. Splitting the check 

I got water and a salad without chicken for a reason.

3. Buying any type of tickets

If it’s not lawn seats, then I’m not going.

4. When your friends ask to get your nails done

No thanks, my Sally Hansen does just the trick.

5. Spending money on a haircut

Because paying someone 60+ to cut my hair seems ridiculous when I own my own pair of scissors.

6. Getting Gas

There is no such thing as aimlessly driving around in my car.

7. Paying for lunch at the mall 

Free samples from the food court can become free lunch with a little determination.

8. Eating Mac When Everyone Else Orders Food

Because bug filled broccoli is better than a $15 salad.

So go get your steps in and rock those chipped nails, because at the end of the day, your bank account will thank you!










Hi! I'm Shannon Brink and I'm currently a freshman at BC. I'm from a small town in New Jersey, and I love being outdoors and traveling with friends and family. I'm the youngest of three, and living in a male dominated house where football typically takes over the dinner conversation, it's refreshing to have an outlet to talk about things that genuinely interest me and are relevant to my life as a clueless freshman trying to learn the ropes of college.
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