For those who choose to attend a traditional university, college is a time of mixed blessings. On one hand, you’re young and aside from school, have the least amount of responsibility of your entire life. On the other, you’re probably not employed (or at least not very lucratively), own few home furnishings, and would rather stay up until dawn than address “adult” tasks like grocery shopping or laundry.
In short, the broke college student is more fact than fiction, especially in a time of skyrocketing student debt. But there’s a lot to learn during this time of your life, both in and out of the classroom. The four (or five) years you spend at University are a time to become a better student of life, learning how to navigate its curveballs and challenges, in addition to getting on the Dean’s List.
Chances are, you’re not a working mom or stay at home Dad, so the usual money-saving tips probably don’t apply to your lifestyle. That’s why we’ve rounded up some funny and age-appropriate hacks that can be better implemented into your lifestyle. From learning how to study efficiently to scoping out hidden student discounts, this is one infographic you’ll want to bookmark until Graduation Day.