For a college student, living on a budget can be extremely challenging. Summer jobs for teens are difficult to come by. More and more summer internships are now unpaid ones.
It’s hard for college students to earn extra money, and so they have to be more savvy and creative in their spending habits.
The first thing you can do as a student is to learn how to budget your money. Tracking all your expenses for a month is key because it is easy to spend money and have no idea where it went.
Some other things you can do to reduce your costs are:
1) Rent books. It’s best to find out your classes as soon as possible so that you will
have time to search online for the right editions before school starts. If you wait until the last minute, you will probably be forced to buy new books.
2) If you have to buy books, buy them used, and sell them back online at the end of the year to recoup at least a portion of your expenses.Continue reading →