7 Things College Students Blow Their Money On
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7 Things College Students Blow Their Money On

Maybe you'll rethink what you're spending your money on, but chances are you won't.

7 Things College Students Blow Their Money On
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College is the first taste of reality some young adults get. Among all the changes and new responsibilities, if you're like me, realizing that you now have a budget is one of the hardest things. There are so many temptations that are around every corner, some more tempting that others. Below is a list of items that seem to be the most tempting for college students. Hopefully you won't be inspired to go out and spend your money on any of these things once you read this. In the slight chance that temptation has been sparked in you, all of these things are perfectly justifiable -- as long as your mom doesn't find out!

1. School spirit wear (the clothes in the bookstore)

You know you don't need it, but who could resist that adorable quarter-zip that costs $25 more than it should? Plus, you're proudly representing your school name in cute font across the front and shelling out what little money you have to do so.

2. Eating out and fast food

Yes, dining hall food gets old very fast, and you probably don't need the extra calories, but don't deny it, you need those McDonald's fries.

3. Coffee

There is absolutely no way that you would make it through the day without that grande mocha skinny vanilla soy frappuccino from the campus coffee shop, even if it does cost the last three dollars in your bank account.

4. That new outfit

Four hours until you go out for the night, and you have "nothing" to wear, so you now have a legitimate reason to make a mall run. You know your checking account can't afford it, but you can't afford to not look hot tonight. You just have to pick you battles. Maybe this is more common in girls than boys.

5. Beer and liquor

Mom gave you some money for emergencies, and you know that, but your supply is all out, and the weekend is almost here!

6. Chipotle

Chipotle falls under a completely different category than fast food -- it's considered fine dining by a lot of us. Sure, it's a little expensive, and maybe you run the risk of getting E. coli, but who cares, it's Chipotle!

7. Target or Walmart runs

Half the time you don't even really know what you're going there for -- maybe toilet paper, maybe three packages of Oreos to get you though the week. From a money standpoint, Walmart is probably the better option, but you never know what you're going to get once you set foot in the store.

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