Professor Walter Tete
Illustration Essay: Illustrate how to keep a budget as a college student
Budgeting essentially is something you have to do for the rest of your life. There are many ways to budget money as a college student. A lot of students do not have the need to budget as much as other kids do. Meal planning is a big importance in a college student’s life. Budgeting has a lot to do with organization. With many experiences and also many articles I have read, I will illustrate how to keep a budget as a college student.
Graduating High school is a great milestone. College is the great next big step and it really doesn’t sink in until you actually start applying for your classes. Then you apply for your classes and you see all this money either from financial aid or from the savings that your parents set up a long time ago. It is breathtaking to see all of this money on your bank account. Your freshman year is usually the hardest if you do not have a set budget in place especially if you move in a dorm or travel away from your family. The first step to a college budget, if you do not plan to work is to figure out how much money you will have available in total for the school year or semester. Next, on a piece of paper, write a list of all the necessary things you will have to purchase to begin school including totals for the classes and books that you will need to buy.
One of the uttermost considerable concept to keep in mind while budgeting, is meal planning. The only way you can stay alive and continue to go to college is to eat. Even planning all of the snacks that you will eat when you need to study for big tests demand to be part of the budget. This is something very important to consider after you have budgeted all of the classes, books and supplies and/or rent. Once you know how much money you will have left available after all of this mandatory expenses, you will divide that money monthly or weekly to know what...