Being a college student, money can be tight. These last 4 years I have worked really hard to try and save as much as a can and I’d like to think I know a thing or two about saving some cash. So here are a few tips to help you save that moolah, most of which I think most people know, however, I rarely see implemented.
First one is the obvious one…. Coffee
About 4 dollars at Starbucks is it? Alex and I don’t drink it, not because the taste is bad but because coffee is a dessert to us, a treat…. not a pick me up. What I’m about to tell you is actually pretty cool, try an apple. I am much more energized after eating an apple in the morning. Yes, an apple. The natural sugar fructose is much better for you too!
Trust me when I say, an apple a day not only keeps the doctor away.
Even if you can’t live without the coffee (and trust me I understand) consider investing in a Keurig and reusable k-cups. When I found out about the reusable k-cups I thought it was a great way to save money if you are a coffee lover. Buy your coffee in bulk and try those reusable cups! Plus, talk about saving the planet too. Go Earth.
Secondly… you do not need to go out every weekend.
This was/is a hard one for me because I find that I get so bored when I am stuck inside all day. Being a young adult though I have recently had my encounter with those 13 dollar shots at the clubs…. uh, no thanks. I’ll be pouring my own drinks from my huge Costco Vodka. But seriously.. the great thing about this is that it pushes you to try new things that you may not have thought of before, such as this
But seriously.. the great thing about this is that it pushes you to try new things that you may not have thought of before, such as this blog. You never know what you might take up, knitting, content creating, awesome DIY-ing, cooking…. the possibilities are endless.
Make your own meals!
Man, I cannot stress this one enough. Food is so expensive, am I right? Making your own food will cut the cost significantly!
When I shop at the grocery store I inevitability buy more meat or cheese than I will use in one sandwich. Although the cost may be more up front, you get more bang for your buck. As long as you don’t mind eating leftovers, your wallets will be happy.
I also make my own meals for lunch at work too. There is just something so unsatisfying to me about spending money whilst making money.
Before I conclude this post, I want to make it clear that I didn’t start taking these steps right away. This mentality took a while to get into my stubborn head. However, with the right vision or goal in mind, this is completely doable and effective.
Let me know what you do to save money in the comments below! Always looking for other ways to save!