Saving money can help you reach your goals, become financially independent, and help to prepare you for the unexpected. Get in the habit of saving by putting money into a savings account every month. Even if it is just $5, it can help prepare you for emergencies.
After you graduate and have a larger income, experts suggest that you save 10 percent of your monthly gross income (amount of money before tax deductions) to put into your savings account.
College can be expensive, and there are additional costs associated with living away from home. That doesn't mean you can't enjoy your life outside the classroom while attending CMU.
Here are a few tips for enjoying the Mount Pleasant and CMU community while still being frugal.