Anyway, over break in between cleaning, dinner out with the girls and sleeping in I had the obligatory money conversation with my parents. Since I have expressed interest in studying abroad, and my federal aid will be going up each year I do need to manage my money a little bit better. It's also a struggle right now since I do not actually have a job while I am in school. I work over winter and summer breaks to make my money for the following semester. What I started doing this semester was looking at my total in my account after my last paycheck went in and divided by the number of weeks in the semester. I figured that I could allow myself a weekly budget of about $40. Thankfully, I do not actually spend that much every week - some weeks I do not even spend $1 - otherwise at the end of the semester I would have absolutely nothing in the bank.
What do you do to watch your spending?