Frugal College Years
Mariana --the daughter -- traveled a frugal path through college. (Tuition was covered by a partial scholarship and parental contributions.) Here's how she did it:
- Cut her own hair
- Purchased second-hand clothes
- Shopped for groceries at a store that offered huge price cuts
- Worked two part-time jobs to pay for living expenses
Post-College Return Home
After graduating from college, Mariana found a position with a New York publisher. Good luck! When I found my first publishing job in NYC, I silently wondered if the job came with food stamps and an application for Section 8 housing. The salary was about $15,000 and I had to work at night as a waitress to pay the rent on an apartment I shared with two girls.
Mr. Cheapskate has an accurate grip of the situation:
If she lives in New York, I suspect her paycheck will be gobbled up by rent, groceries and the like," Templin writes.
Faced with that reality, Mariana will move in with her parents. Her father --the Cheapskate -- doesn't plan to charge rent. He's grateful to have her home.
It's a great read with frugal nuggets.
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