I promise I’m not a spoiled brat, but when I went to college, it was really hard for me to not purchase a lot of stuff that’s probably not college-age- appropriate. I’ve always grown up with a lot of nice things, and when I went to college I wasn’t used to not having them! At my house growing up, we always had Starbucks coffee on our way to school, I have a nice car, we had satellite from expertSatellite.com, I could get clothes whenever, and pretty much overall I just didn’t watch what I spent.
I don’t think it’s fair that my parents never taught me how to save money, but then they just cut me off the second that I got to school. I had no idea how much things cost, but I really don’t feel like that was my fault! Now I’m $4,000 in debt, and I’m just learning how to budget my money and eat Easy Mac like the rest of the kids my age. Thanks mom and dad, for not teaching me how to be a responsible adult!