A college budget is an amount that you can barely contain. Lets be real, we are all broke college students, unless you have a rich family or a trust fund. If you are in tons of loans, and can’t afford to pay out of pocket, you are a broke college student. Living on campus, you are required to have a meal plan which can be really expensive. There are ways to get your meal plan removed but it’s not easy. With your meal plan, you can eat all you want but it’s not easy if you don’t have one. People like this, have to buy their food out of pocket and have to save. I’m talking sales and coupons to get the cheaper deals.
When I grocery shop, I have a easy way to never go over my intended amount. I always take a calculator with me to the grocery store and the reason is because, looking at the numbers help. I like to say a number and try not to go over it because it’s all about saving. I would put $5 dollars in my calculator and add 20 cents to the taxes of everything I buy so that I purposely over price myself. I also keep coupons because who doesn’t want to save money. Saving all you can is essential for a college student.