1. Stop eating out!
Eating fast food and going out to restaurants is a big waste of money for many college students. It’s a good idea to learn how to cook and budget your money in food that you can prepare at home. There are many sources to learn how to cook online like Pintrest, and once you learn a few good meals you can save a couple dollars a week. Not only will you save money on meals for at home, you can pack a variety of different meals for work and school to save even more money!
2. Don’t spend money on entertainment
In this day and age it’s easy to get carried away with spending money on netflix accounts, concert tickets and a variety if other forms of entertainment. If you decide to commit to saving money, you will have to change your lifetsyle a bit, but it will pay off in the end. :)
There are so many different ways to save money, but as a Southern California commuting college student, I’ve learned that lots of money can be saved on gas by carpooling! This past semester I took up carpooling with friends to class and saved a little more than $20 a week!
4. Stop collecting!
By saving clothes that you think will fit one day, or you’ll wear for one ocassion, not only are you hoarding clutter, you’re also holding onto items that you could sell! There are a variety of store today that buy slightly worn clothes as well as app that allow you to sell everything from shoes to old furniture.
5. Couponing & Price Matching
The classic method of couponing is always a great idea, when I shop I always look for online coupons while I’m waiting in line to pay and sometimes it really pays off! I also recently learned about price matching, certain stores like Best Buy do this and it can save you a lot of money by doing your research to find the lowest prices.