Tracking what you spend can help you notice patterns, make you more aware of where your money is going and help you identify if you need to make a change. Also, don’t use ATMs with a surcharge. Any bank that is not your own, will charge you extra money for using their machines.
You can find stores that sell second hand books. Not only buying cheap books will save you money. You can also sell your unused books at these stores or online.
Food will be one of your biggest costs, so it's worth finding ways to reduce your bills. Remember these tips:
Walk, use public transportation or ride a bike instead of having a car. Check if your college offers a way for transportation and compare it to the public transportation.
Also in public transportation, you can subscribe for a monthly card. It will save you money and give you the peace of mind of not having to stand in line to get a ticket everyday.
You have the right to take cheaper transportation tickets, gym membership or tourist attractions.
Although being a student entails a lot of studying, it's possible you will have enough time for a part-time job.
When students become aware of their finances, they will think about successful ways to save for their future. Saving money is not related to age, it is a way of managing life.