A college budget is an amount that you can barely contain. Let’s be real, we are all broke college students unless you have a rich family, savings, or a trust fund. If you are on 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 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 an easy way to never go over my intended amount. I always take a calculator with me to the grocery store, and the reason is that looking at the numbers helps. I like to say a number and try not to go over it because it’s all about saving. I would put $5 in my calculator and add 20 cents to the taxes of everything I buy so that I purposely overprice myself. I also keep coupons because who doesn’t want to save money. Saving all you can is essential for a college student.