Being A Broke Student As Told By 'Friends'
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Being A Broke Student As Told By 'Friends'

Being an adult is hard.

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Being A Broke Student As Told By 'Friends'
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Nearing the end of the semester is scary for a multitude of reasons. First, you know you've been procrastinating that big project/paper basically all semester; second, you know that the stress of finals is going to hit you like a ton of bricks; and, finally, it is time to buy gifts for your friends and family.

One problem, though - money is scarce. Though you may work a job, or maybe three, as a student, money is hard to come by. So if you've been broke all year or you just know that you will be broke for the holidays, here's a FRIENDly reminder that you are not alone, and we all get it.

1. The moment when you check the status of your bank account and have a major realization.

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2. Then you remember you get paid today, so you go to pick up your paycheck.

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3. And it was totally not worth it.

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4. Then all of your friends go out and you don't have the funds.

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5. And even though you are trying not to rely on your parents, you will probably still call them.

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6. Sometimes they'll send you money, and others they will remind you that you are an adult.

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7. It's usually at this point that you throw caution to the wind...

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8. ...and you may go a little crazy with the buying.

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9. Your friends will likely tell you that you should stop spending, but you will ignore them.

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10. Immediately after you spend all of your money, you may have no regrets...

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11. ...Or you may hate yourself.

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12. But it is likely that a moment will come when you remember that you have something big to pay for.

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13. And no matter how hard you try, you will likely repeat the cycle.

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Ultimately, though it may be hard, try not to stress over the number in your bank account. Keep yourself happy and healthy, and all will be right with the world.

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