How To Save Money For College Students
Having no time is better than having no money.
1. The happier you are, less money you spend
People tend to spend more money when they are sad than being happy according to a study called “Misery is not Miserly: Sad and Self-Focused Individuals Spend More”. Authors found out that
being sad tends to devalue our possessions and ourselves that it makes us willing to pay more for good which we hope will enhance our self worth. Now that you know the effect, try to carry a small amount of cash with you whenever you're sad to avoid spending too much.
2. Using Hydrogen Peroxide
Hydrogen Peroxide is one of things you need on your home. If you will search it on Google there will be over 30 uses like using it as a mouth rinse to help remove mucus and stains or as a whitening and to clean glass and tile surfaces.
3. Eating Trifecta
3.1 Rotisserie Chicken from Costco – Buying a whole chicken for $5 will save you a lot of money. If you are living alone you can chop the chicken and save the remaining parts for your next meal.
3.2 Kale – This veggie is one of the on go food available in the market. You can make smoothies, shake or juice out of this. Not only you spend less, you are also eating healthy.
3.3 Rice – It is cheaper than bread especially the white rice. Rice is the most calorie efficient food.
4. Cheaper Place to Study
It is a lot cheaper to study in a public or school library than spending most of your time in a coffee shop like Starbucks. This way you won't be spending a lot of money for coffee just for the sake of staying there.
5. What to consider when buying things:
5.1 Things that would save your time – If you would buy for an equipment that you would use for your job, choose something that is good in quality even though you will spend a bigger amount. With this, you know that it won't broke easily like buying a cheap one and it will only cost you twice as the amount.
6. Don't focus on not spending money, focus on making more money.
7. Look for part time jobs.
There is a lot of ways to find jobs by searching on websites like Craiglist, Fiverr and ODesk.
8. Getting a job
Most of the universities are surrounded by restaurant and shops so it’s not hard to find a job except if you’re picky. By working while in college, you can finance yourself.
9. Don't buy an expensive car
Instead of buying an expensive car, invest it where your money will grow. Because the time you bought a car is the time you will realize that there are so many things you still have to pay. And don't think of getting a car loan because it will only lead you to being a poor man.