ABBA sure knew what they were talking about when they said, “It’s a rich man’s world.”
As a student, just about to enter the real world, money is on my mind a lot. Especially when I don’t manage it as well as I think I should. I try my best, but I’m still learning the ropes, and I don’t have time during school for more than a part time job. Even juggling a part time job, and school, with homework, and life is very challenging.
I’ve never had a lot of money to go around in my life. I lived with my mom, and no matter how hard she worked, money was hard to come by. Through the ups and downs, I’ve learned a bit about how to find money when it seems there is nowhere to turn, so here’s some ideas, if you, like me, are living in a rich mans world on a poor mans budget.
1) a part time job
Now I know you probably already have a job, and are stretched pretty thin, but if you feel like you can handle a small weekend job to bring in a little more, then go for it! If you can’t find a “job” go for one a little more low key, babysit or shovel driveways.
2 look around
In school people are constantly reminding us that there are scholarships and bursaries, but there are some in the real world too! Check out gofundme.com or kickstarter. There are many more websites like that, where people can pledge you money. I just recently made a gofundme campaign to fund my school loans, check it out here,
If you are like me, you have plenty of things that you don’t need anymore. Sell them on kijiji. Make sure you use nice pictures of the item, and give an accurate statement about it. Make it look good though, people shop with their eyes first!
I could never really get this one right, mainly because the rules are so strict in Canada, but you can save a good amount of money using coupons. A website i like to check out is savealoonie.ca.
So there’s my list. If you have other ideas, pit them in the comments, I’d love to hear about them!
I wish you luck in all of your endeavors,