Saving money in college is not easy. You’re paying to be there, studying takes up a majority of your time, and you have minimal time to hold down a side job. Financial expert Lynnette Khalfani-Cox shares some tips on how to be mindful of your spending habits.
Have a roommate to share living costs. Find a roommate. It’s more cost efficient to share a space with a friend or classmate.
Don’t sign up for the unlimited meal plan. When you sign up for the unlimited meal plan, you’re paying for food that you’ll never eat.
Take advantage of deals when dining out. Look for coupons or specials that restaurants are offering. This will help curb your spending.