Regarding the oft-used term feast or famine, the college days are rarely a time of feast. On second thought, college students can get to feast on knowledge, culture, friendships, along with a host of other opportunities seldom available outside of college life. But most college students don’t get to feast on the material spoils associated with having money, resulting from having a rewarding job, which is usually why students are in college in the first place.
Saving money is never easy – in or out of school – and the temptation to blow money in college can be persistent if not irresistibly seductive. Cutting corners can be an essential way of life to keep you financially afloat.
Consider this: If you’re paying for Internet service, don’t. Basic Internet service usually begins around $25 a month if you choose to have it. But why would you? Internet service is readily available on most college campuses via wireless networks. It’s also available in your school library, Internet cafes, restaurants, and most college students’ favorite place: the coffee shop. More, smart phones can serve as Wi-Fi routers for your laptop and the recent popularity of tablets has all but eliminated the need for a PC.
A little creativity regarding your Internet service doesn’t have to involve sacrifice. Save your money and stay connected by using the resources available. Besides, I’ve never met a college kid who couldn’t use an extra $25 to eat.