When it comes time to leave for college, you are likely excited about what’s to come. You are looking forward to the new friends you will make, are ecstatic about being on your own for the first time in your life and generally anticipating the whole experience. While it’s normal for you to feel this way, you have to acknowledge areas that you simply don’t know much about like budgeting. In most cases, you as a new college student will not have previously had a need for a strict budget that lays out all your bills and income. If your parents will be paying all your bills, sending you money for food, groceries, school supplies and clothes, feel free to remain blissfully budget free. For the rest of you who are living in the real world for the first time on your own, you will appreciate the following budget tips for first time apartment renters.
Eating out or buying groceries is one of the biggest expenses you will have throughout your adult life. That all starts when you move out of your home and into your own apartment. When you enter this time of your life, the cost of your food begins to fall on you for the first time. This might give you a bit of sticker shock so to speak. Thankfully there are ways to save money by making easy meals in your college apartment. The following are a few fun recipes to try out for yourself.
Moving to beautiful Chattanooga for college is a great idea. After all, the city itself is picturesque and the educational options are above par, especially the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Before your move, you need to have a college apartment list.