I have posted earlier, simple posts on the value of using your age to your financial benefit, but this book lays it out clean and easy to help you get your finances in order! Use it if you are in a position to apply it, even if on a small scale!
Other ways to build cash and reduce spending, especially in the kitchen...is to learn to cook, especially those grocery items completely marked up, ie cereal. Think about it...almost $5-6 per large box of cornflakes, or $3 - 4 on smaller boxes of specialty cereals!
So, here's an ultra delicious option adapted from Huckleberry Cookbook from Huckleberry Cafe in Santa Monica, CA to start off your day with! Great recipe for any college student living off-campus and learning independence!
Packed With Goodness Granola
Large baking sheet with edges
Large mixing bowl
Spatula or spoon
4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 stick butter
1/2 cup honey
2 Tbls agave
1 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 cup nuts (cashew, almonds, pistachios, peanuts, pepitas), toasted optional
1 cup dried fruits (apricots, cherries, raisins, cranberries, dates,whichever you like)
1. Wash your hands.
2. Preheat the oven to 325F degrees.
3. Combine oats, butter, honey, salt, cinnamon.
5. After 25 minutes, add your nuts and bake another 10-15 minutes.
8. Add in your dried fruits and cool completely.