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After college, managing your money becomes a tough reality. You may not have the extra $20 to spend on a CD or even an extra $5 to get a value meal from McDonald’s. Then comes that one moment of enlightenment, and you quickly realize why your parents continue to wear the same old sweat suit from 1985. They are too busy paying for everything you need, along with the electric, water, heat, mortgage and food bills, and cannot afford the luxury of a modernized Hanes sweat suit. When huge bills start to roll in, while huge paychecks do not, you learn that your wants are a thing of the past. You are in the real world now, and managing your money is one of the keys to your survival.
Savvystudent.com offers these budgeting and money-saving tips:
No one wants to plan a budget, but sometimes it is necessary to keep track of your expenditures. Savvystudents.com also offers easy tips to help first-timers stick to a budget. These include:
Holland College’s Web site also offers words of advice on the importance of money management:
For more tips on budgeting and money-saving strategies, check out these Web sites: