I’ve been at my job for the past 6 months and, I will admit, it is absolutely wonderful to have a steady income. However, with all my student loans and regular monthly bills, it doesn’t feel like I’m done digging my way out of the “poor college kid” persona. I know it’s something that lots of recent college grads have to experience, but now that I’m looking at buying a new car this summer, it’s time for me to start making some (important, even if seemingly small) goals.
Below is my list of ways to alter my budget in order to save more. Do you have some suggestions of things to add? I know finances are something most people have to work hard to be good at, so I’ll take any advice or words of wisdom out there!
Amanda’s Money-Saving Goals (until after she gets a new car!):
- No more movies out of the $5 bin at Wal-Mart/Target.
- No more iTunes purchases. If new music is out, listen to it on Spotify.
- No more new clothes. Wear what you have!
- Eat out no more than once a week (excluding work travel).
- Eat at a fast food restaurant no more than once a month (excluding work travel).
- No more than one movie (including popcorn and pop) in the theaters per month.
- After finishing the movies in current queue, cancel Netflix DVDs.
- Get Minnesota driver’s license so I can switch to the carpooling parking pass.