This is Why You're Broke3:14 PM
Coming across money in college is hard, but sometimes keeping it is even harder. From parties to hanging out with friends, your funds can suddenly disappear in a matter of days. If you're constantly finding your bank account stuck on E, then it's time to figure out where it's all going.
|Hope they've got gas money ....|
Starbucks is like Crack
Once you get a taste of that cafe mochiato in the morning, your body starts fiending for that sweet, sugary caffeine. But with most drinks on the menu running at a little short of five bucks a pop, this sweet crave may be your banks worst enemy. Instead of buying your daily frappe, brew some homemade coffee at home or limit your self to visiting only once a week. This will save you about $35 a week.
|Spent all their grocery money on this deal|
If you're eating out every week or you're on first name bases with the Pizza guy, it might be a sign you're wasting your money. Ordering takeout and going to restaurants takes a lot of money out of you. Go to the grocery store and stock up on food. It's easy to find a nice healthy dish to eat on a low budget.
Nails done, Hair Done, Everythang Did
Ladies, we all want to look good. That's a given for any of us, but these beauty fixes are leaving ugly marks on your wallet. Learn how to do your own manicure at home and save that $20 you'd pay at the nail shop. Next time you're at the hair salon, opt for a style that will last a while such as braids. This could save you about $120 a month.
Bills, Bills, Bills
Where's it going?
One of the sure fire ways to become broke is not keeping track of your spending habits. Be sure to keep track of all the money you spend so you can keep a tab on your cash. At the end of the month, look back and see where your money is going.