Money on My Mind 2013: $100 Winner – Jennifer S.

Ever stop to figure out how much your daily coffee breaks are costing you? That’s exactly what our next $100 winner, Jennifer S. from Sacramento City College, did and was she surprised! Watch how she learned to budget her needs and wants to stay on track.

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  • tavia8910

    Great tips!

  • AlexisElac18

    Just like Jennifer I like drinking coffee, especially Starbucks. But I paid little to no attention at all to the amount of money I was spending each month just to get my daily cup of coffee. Coffee is expensive these days, that is why saving money and having a budget helps in the long run. Cutting back on little expenses will help you save money.
    Fantastic video Jennifer!

  • Vicky

    I think its a great way to tell other people on how to manage their money. Like Jennifer S. said, to save and manage your money, make a list of your needs and wants so that way you can stay on budget and save money. I also like the idea about bank account. Have a short term account and a long term account.

  • amberpatrick1

    I liked the suggestion she said about needs and wants. When she said that every month you should make a list of your needs and wants and choose a want in the beginning of the month to try to get at the end of the month. This goal motivates you to take care of the needs throughout the month first instead of getting things that you really don’t need and then at the end of the month be able to get that want.

  • jasontgirouard

    For me, I always try to never eat out or order take out as much as humanly possible. With the dining hall plan that I have, it wouldn’t make much sense to spend money on outside food sources