From what I’ve seen, college students are usually poor with limited cash flow. Apparently, that is the way that it is supposed to be. However, students still want cash to spend at the bar or on off-campus food so they get jobs to help support themselves. I say that jobs should be a low priority for college students.
If you work while going to college, you have less free time to do homework, socialize, go out, have fun and sleep. The aforementioned list contains everything that I ever wish to do. I wouldn’t want time away from that to get paid minimum wage at a greasy restaurant or being a clerk for campus services. I love having free time.
However, I know that not all students can afford to live without working so I suggest working a lot during the summer and saving that money. It is what I always do. If you can’t save enough, then you can get a job, but your college experience won’t be as full as those who are able to live poorly.
Tips to Remember
- Save up money before you come to college.
- Don’t spend money all of the time.
- Live below your means.