By Jordan | February 2, 2013
If there’s one thing most college students can agree on, its that money is a scarce resource. Paying for tuition, room and board, textbooks, dorm supplies, meal plans, and a variety of other fees take a toll on our (parents’) wallets. Then, after all that’s been paid for, we still want some money to spend on ourselves! Luckily, I’ve come to a realization that makes all of that possible. When the time comes that I need or want to use cash, I take my debit card to a nearby ATM and check out a $20 bill. I’ve been doing that quite frequently this school year; however, it wasn’t until last night that I realized the true value it held. Spending cash to me is more of a luxury now since I have blocks for meals and Buck-id cash for laundry and other necessities; I consider spending cold, hard cash as a form of spoiling myself nowadays. Last night though I came to an epiphany, all you need is a $20 to last you! Don’t believe me? Here’s a list of some things you can do with a $20 around here at OSU:
- Order food from restaurants or go out to eat
- Shop on High Street
- See a movie at Gateway or Lennox
- Buy a used game from Gamestop
- Go on a cheap date (maybe not)
- “Paint the town Red”
Now, I’m obviously not suggesting that you drain all your funds by checking out $20 bills everyday from an ATM. But if you’re already spending money, or want to start, I think its a good way to balance yourself. If you’re able to, try to hold on to a decent amount of money for personal spending as long as possible. Remember: spending money is a privilege, don’t overindulge or else it won’t be there when you really need it!
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