“Refund, Is That You Playa?”

It’s almost that time of the semester! The time when prices really don’t mean a thing. The time when college students treat themselves a little more than usual.

That’s right, I’m talking about student refunds!

There are many things we do with our refunds, but there are also many things we should not do with them.

Let’s begin with the dos of student refunds.

One smart thing to do is use that refund money to go towards your student loans. By doing this, your student loan payments won’t be as expensive once you graduate.

Another thing to do is get things that you may need throughout college, and possibly after.

A good example of this is a car.

Every college student wants a vehicle to be able to get to and from campus. A car can also allow students to get a job to make money and support themselves.

I would even advise a little shopping spree if your refund amount allows.

Nothing feels better than buying a new shirt or a new pair of jeans.

This definitely does not mean go out and purchase the most expensive shirt and pair of pants in the store.

I feel like every college student needs a good break every now and then, so use some of that refund money to take a little vacation to clear your mind.

You don’t need to fly out of the country though. A trip to a neighboring state will most likely do.

Now let’s get into the things I wouldn’t advise you do with your student refund.

Number one is thinking that you are no longer broke.

Yea, you may have a little money now, but you have to also remember that this money doesn’t replenish every week or two like a work check does.

Don’t go out and purchase things you don’t need like designer handbags or shoes.

There is nothing wrong with going to an inexpensive store such as Marshall’s or T.J. Maxx to get nice things. I mean, these stores also have name brand items.

You’re not obligated to go out every weekend.

It’s cool to go out and purchase a drink or two, but there’s no need to purchase a section in the club with the most expensive bottles.

The same goes for going to restaurants.

No, you don’t need to go to an expensive place and order an expensive drink with an even more expensive entrée. You may even feel risky and feel like you need a dessert.

I’m here to tell you that you don’t sis.

I am definitely not a refund expert, and I don’t want to be the one to tell adults what to do.

I’m just giving advice from past experiences.

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