I have a love/hate relationship with my college’s dining hall.
As someone who hates cooking for herself, I like the ease of walking to the cafeteria and grabbing a meal. But I can’t say I’m the biggest fan of dining hall food, and believe it or not, sometimes I get sick of eating pasta every day.
Whether you have a meal plan or not, eating well on a college budget can be a challenge. Here are three ways to spice up your diet without emptying your wallet.
When I worked as a recruiter, I often interviewed people who went into certain careers “because mom and dad told them to.” Or, society led them to believe a job made good money.
Because of these pressures, they took out a ton of loans to go into fields they didn’t like to begin with. Think they regretted either of those decisions?
Lately, I’ve been compulsively checking my credit score. I needed a new apartment, I’m applying for loan consolidation, and I’ve been looking into getting a credit card. I wanted to know if these applications impacted my score.
Then, I was on the phone with my mother recounting my obsessive rituals—and she yelled at me: “You can’t do that!! It will RUIN your credit score. Every time you check your credit it goes down!!!”
Well that’s no fair … and it turns out, not true.
There’s no better place to listen to music than on a college campus. Whether that means pumping jams while you work out, firing up some party music, or settling into some studying tunes, it seems like everyone has earbuds or headphones on.
As a result, it feels like music is a necessity for any college student. Fortunately, it’s easy to buy. Perhaps too easy.
At SALT™, we talk extensively about understanding your personal relationship with money. Why? Because when you think about it, money influences almost all of our decisions—and many of the habits we form. These range from small, daily conundrums (e.g., walking vs. taking a cab) to larger, lifelong decisions (e.g., where to attend college or buy a home.)
So, when was the last time you really thought about your money?
If you read my last post, you may have realized I left a crucial component out: what exactly was I moving to New York City for. The answer: to work in the advertising industry!
Yes, sometimes when nobody is looking, I practice my Don Draper smolder in the mirror. Unfortunately, horribly imitating the famed, fictional Mad Men creative director hasn’t resulted in a salary equivalent to his yet—which I could have really used when looking for a place to live.