Budgeting 101

As a college student, I'm super poor. Since I barely work at this one job (I just got another! Yay!) I decided it was about time I got serious and really learned to budget. I've dabbled in it a little bit, but didn't really try. Since I'll be graduating from college in a year (yay!) and was dealing with spending most of my paychecks each couple of weeks, I decided it was time.
   I went on Pinterest and google and found all these little things that would help me. 

One of things was meal planning. So I tried it this past week. It didn't go according to plan, mostly because I'd switch around the meals. Which I figured was okay as long as I stuck to what I had planned throughout the week.
   Another thing I tried was coupons. Whenever I go home I always look through the Sunday newspaper for some coupons, so I have some from when I was last home. 

The other thing I found out was that you can get rewards from rite aid! I use rite aid only for my prescriptions, but now I'm going to shop there as well! (I'll talk more about it in another post!)

   One of the things I read was that you should shop at a couple of different stores. In my town, they have one grocery store and its pretty expensive (this is coming from someone who shopped mostly in New Hampshire because its cheaper!). I've now signed up for daily deals from rite aid, hannafords, Walmart and the dollar tree. 
    It's been one week since I've started this quest. Hopefully I'll be able to complete it! Maybe since I posted it online, that'll be my incentive?!

Do you have any budgeting tips?

P.S. Here's my link to my pinterest boards. Follow me!
P.P.S. I will be creating a series about this subject so look out for more info on it!

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