Smart money tips for living on your own
If you are leaving for college in the fall, this may be the first time you have ever lived on your own. Here are some personal finance tips to help you master the move.
Make a plan to live cheaply
While some of our finances are set in stone (rent, for example), look to see how you can save on other things, like groceries.
Learn to cook
That dollar menu may sound good, but eating out at even the cheapest restaurants can add up really fast. Preparing meals at home can be healthier, too.
Buy second hand
While it may be tempting to fill your apartment with new furnishings and appliances, try to find second-hand items at thrift stores. This helps you save money while you are still getting started with your new life away from home.