How to live on $10 a day?
A guide to living on only $10 per day
Pity the poor student trying to learn how to live on $10 a day. Not really, says the Daily Sundial, which suggests seven ways to cut costs without making college a joyless ride. First off, you've got to figure out where your money is going and then focus on ways to reduce those outlays. Have you ever considered cooking food in your own kitchen instead of eating out? Renting a movie instead of going to the theater? Shopping at discount stores instead of full-price retailers? How about shunning bottled water in favor of the drinking fountains located around campus? You could also use resources the college offers for free, like libraries and career counseling.
Some of these ideas may seem obvious -- after all, plenty of students' parents have been changing their spending habits and adopting such frugal ways over the past couple of years. But once you're an adult and on your own (even if you are bunking with the folks), you may need to learn these lessons afresh. Although it's worth reading through this cheap-living guide carefully, it doesn't require serious study. But if you're going to get anything out of it, you have to take the recommendations seriously and act on them.
Ah, we saved what may be the best idea for last. If you're living at home, it may make financial sense to move into the dorms. This guide argues that commuting costs may be more expensive than dorm fees. That's a hard one to call without further study. So take on an independent study project and check out the comparative costs.
"With tuition increasing, it's important for students to take responsibility for what little spending money they have. Although some students feel they are too broke to go out anywhere, they should to recognize the biggest drains on funds and ways to live frugally. Here is a guide to living on only $10 per day, not including rent and tuition. See which tips you can follow..."