If you're a young adult who is going off to college the end of August, it is certainly time to prep on
the values of money
. While college life can be hard, and yes, financially strict, it doesn't have to be depressing, or extremely stringent at all. It's important for parents to explain budgeting and smart spending to their child, no matter how old they might be. Since becoming a college freshman is a stage of life, there is no better time to begin planning and making a budget. Again, college is expensive, so in order to make the transition easier, poor spending practices need to be left behind!
The following list has been put together to share advice and give ideas on ways college students can enjoy extracurricular activities with little to no expense at all. Money savings is everywhere, you just have to have an open mind and be smart about how you manage money! Now, every college campus is different, and each has their own activities for students around the campus. However, this will give upcoming college students a general idea on what to expect and where they might be able to save, or cut back. Remember, this is all about being smart about your money while being a full-time college student, but smart spending habits are extremely savvy to have all throughout life!
College Students Get Their Fun On And Save A Bundle
Yes, they can! Canadian college students can have an abundance of fun on and off campus with free and partially free activities. Just follow the list below to get some great ideas on what you can expect as a new freshman, entering an amazing stage of your life!
Summertime provides a great deal of free entertainment for college students, specifically if they live in a big city. From free movie nights to cheap local city activities--just pay attention to what is happening around you!
Most local businesses off college student discounts, so take advantage of these every change you can!
Local bicycling can be a way to get in some exercise and get out and about to enjoy the environment around you, and it's free!
Students on scholarship, or Financial Aid (possibly other financial aid gifts) can choose a meal plan to save time and plenty of money, but you shouldn't then waste money off campus going to coffee shops and restaurants. Being wise and taking advantage of a plan like this is a straightforward way to save.
Instead of paying for a membership at the gym in the city, use your campus workout facility. Go at times where you know it's not that busy (you'll avoid that loud football team) and get that workout in--totally free!
Have a fun get together where everyone brings a pot luck! You could have a movie night, with friends helping with the snacks!