Money is tight
Money is a difficult affair for most students. Since we don’t earn full time, either our parents pay or we have to take student loans. It can be tempting to spend a lot when you are handed over the amount for the month but it goes as quickly as sand from hand.
In short, money saving is very important. It is not enough to make a budget(from my experience, budgeting never works out) but you have to cut down some of your expenses. It is not necessary to stop buying, you can buy smarter instead.
Let’s say you need sugar. If you go to a supermarket, you will see a number of brands selling sugar. Generally, we go for the most familiar or popular one. However, the quality is almost the same. Sugar is sugar. If FDA approved it, the chemical composition is the same and the difference in cost is only for the brand name.
You can check out this post for a list of items to buy generic. In my experience,the average monthly expenditure got down to 70% by following this tip.
Today, check your shopping list for items which can be bought generic. Do not shop impulsively and take advantage of student discounts. Happy shopping!