I’m Anna, I’m heading off to college in a month and realized I haven’t addressed . My parents have always just handed me money whenever I ask for it and when I’m not paying attention, I find myself justifying indulgences (ie buying a diet soda when free water is available or buying the imported yogurt that costs twice as much as a pretty comparable brand) based on emotion. I’ve also never had to fill out tax forms, any of the legal documentation, or deal with banks. Obviously, my parents won’t be there to hand out cash or fill out my forms (although they’re trying to help me do as little as possible).
I know and am trying some basics like setting a budget, tracking expenses, creating set shopping lists to prevent mindless spending etc, but do any of you guys have other, more unconventional tips/hacks that come from experience?
Also, any other college life advice is welcome.