Forecast: You spent last weekend—and last week’s allowance—shaking your groove thing at the cool clubs, grooving those icy smoothies at cozy cafés with your best buds.
Now another Friday is coming up and you’ve run out of get-rich-quick schemes. What’s a poor girl to do?
The Bright Side: Guess what? Learning how to work within a budget while you’re young and still financially dependent will save you from major money woes during hard times in the real world. “Learn from your mistakes” is an oft-repeated piece of advice for a good reason.
Don’t run to the ‘rents. Instead, list down your expenses to see if you’re spending too much on those after-school caffeine fixes. Decide how much you should spend before you hit the malls and nightspots. Cut down on unnecessary expenses now and you can save enough for the splurge-worthy item you’ve been dreaming of.
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