The transition into working part time and being a full time student has been, well, tricky at best and overwhelming at worst. I’m now fully in the swing of things and I’ve already managed to a) fall behind in my class readings, b) stay later at work than I’m supposed to, resulting in even less time for said readings, and c) cancel fun plans in favor of studying.
Wish you were me yet?
I’ve also just gotten my first part-time paycheck. Ouch.
I knew that I would have to revamp my budget a bit once school started. I was prepared for that. For the most part. But it still sucks to see your income drop so significantly – particularly when all other costs are going up.
So I’ve crafted a new money plan (with much help from the boyfriend), in an effort to still be able to afford this city. And I think it’ll be okay, but I’m still looking for ways to cut corners, which is where you all come in.
I’m going to assume that we’ve all been in the scrimping and saving position at one point or another – so what’s worked for you?
Do you save a certain way on groceries? Transportation? Some other creative means to keep your budget in check?
Please share. Every little bit helps.