1 – Food
The student lifestyle often involves frequent takeout and eating at cafes/ canteens either on-campus or off. Having to budget might seem depressing, but it can save you hundreds of dollars. Avoiding takeout and eating out less will allow you more control over your diet, and wallet.
Take advantage of coupons and subsidized food and drink deals. Be sure to buy coupons online for discounts on food and vacations using sites such as Groupon.com.
Cook large meals during the weekend and freeze additional portions. This way, you always have meals available when you are too busy to cook.
Cook with your roommates or fellow students. It is more economical to cook for a group of people rather than cook just for yourself. There also tends to be much less food going to waste. If everyone puts some money toward a meal, you can eat very cheaply.
2 – Entertainment
Entertainment tends to be among the largest expenditures. Even if you go to student venues for nights out, you can still spend a great deal. If you enjoy an active social life that involves going to various events, you can end up spending more than $50 per week.
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