MsKhan | 07 October 2019 | 5:37 pm
Managing money properly is an important attribute of running a good life. It’s equally true for students as well. But they are often heard saying that ‘I do not get enough money from parents or do not earn enough from part-time work to save. But saving does not necessary come from big earnings and there is no appropriate time to do it as well. For that, students just need a mindset and good lifestyle as American politician Joe Moore once said, ‘A simple fact that is hard to learn is that the time to save money is when you have some.’ For money management as a student, you can go the following ways :
Draw Up Monthly Budget Areas : First you need to have a list of areas of expenditure though it usually remains static for majority of students. Once the list is prepared, you can go for a plan to implement it accordingly. Just stick to the plan and finish every single task of the month with the money allotted for them respectively. Otherwise, your expenditure will go beyond the sum you have got for the month.
Allocate Money Fit For Corresponding Needs : As a student, you have some specific areas of expenses which are fixed. For those areas, the expenditures are quite stable. Besides, there are other purposes for which expenses vary. Regarding such purposes, you need to put aside the sum of money required to finish them properly. In such cases, you have to refrain from wasting money.
Save From What Parents Provide : If your study and living costs come from your parents, then you definitely get an amount of money from them per month. So the money needs to be maintained properly. If you have an expenditure plan, then it’s not impossible to save some from that money. In that case, you need to be very economical about your daily expenditure as tuition or academic fee is quite fixed. In fact, lifestyle is the key to saving whatever amount it or managing money well.
Earn & Save Too While Spending : If you want to save a part of whatever money you have, then spend it wisely which is the key to saving. At the same time, try to earn whatever amount you can by doing something like doing tutorship, on or off-campus part-time job, freelancing, selling whatever skills you have etc. Just do something to earn alongside study as some earning will help you stay relaxed during student life and boost your concentration on the main work—- study.
Be Economical : An important aspect of well-balanced student life is being economical in daily spending habits. If you fail to do so, the sum of expenditures will surely go beyond your plan no matter whatever amount of money you have. So being economical in student life is crucial.
Get Some Skills With Savings : The wise decision or option to do with the savings will be using the money to get some new skills which will help you in finding job and advance professional life. As a student, you can go for some specific skills like English language development, foreign language learning, computer skills building or any other soft skills deemed to be well in line with your discipline or career plans. Remember, skills are your best friends which will help you find job as well as forwarding your career.
Last words : For a better way of life, money management is very important for all including students. In the case of students, it is of more importance as being able to manage money well will of course lead them to a better future. So do not squander away money, harness it towards a bright life.