While the fundraising packet given to all seniors at the assembly last week sounded promising, the reality is that most people won't buy the overpriced and low quality food that's advertised. As seniors, we are sadly no longer five years old, and thus cannot use our cuteness as a way to bribe people into mindlessly signing our fundraising packet. A lot of us didn't even know that senior year could cost so much, and plenty of us are already broke. With the cost of college applications, SAT/ACT registrations, prom tickets, yearbooks and much more, we often find ourselves left with only enough money to go ham on the dollar menu at McDonalds. Luckily, we have a few tips on ways that you can actually save for the last semester of High School
Take advantage of inclement weather
Cut costs wherever you can
Stop spending $6.35 at Chipotle and don't bring cash or credit cards to places where you know you don't need them. Spending money unnecessarily is one of the worst feelings, and you'll feel much better if you knew that money was going towards something you're going to remember for the rest of your life, like oh, I don't know, graduating high school. Also, if you're planning to attend the end of the year field trip, beach week and prom, you may want to consider setting a budget for your prom ensemble so that you'll have more money to spend for a decent beach house.
As seniors, being broke by May might feel inevitable, but it doesn't have to be! If you follow these guidelines and stay conscious of your spending habits, you may even have some money leftover for college.
Stacy Mathew. More »