For many people, college provides a first taste of managing money on their own. But as the costs of textbooks, tuition, food, car gas, and school supplies add up, saving and spending gets a little trickier.
So we could really use your help! Tell us what you wish you had known about money management before you started college.
Maybe you wish you had realized that living off-campus with roommates would’ve helped you save on rent big-time.
Or, if you could turn back time, perhaps you’d tell your younger self that full-priced beer and wings add up faster than half-priced ones. Looking back, you would’ve only eaten off campus if there were meal specials.
Orrr, maybe you wish someone had told you that getting a job on campus would not only help you make new connections, but also help you make some cash to start saving or paying off loans.
Tell us what you wish you had known about money before you started college. You could be featured in an upcoming BuzzFeed Community post.