Confessions of a Student Saver

About Fahmida Kamali

I’m young. I’m fabulous. I’m also broke by the end of each month. Most students only have a part time job (or none at all). I myself work five hours a week during the school year, and spend most of my earnings on food, entertainment and clothing - none of it towards savings.

Watch as I try to change these spending and savings habits. Expect lots of pictures, cheesy puns, references to Kanye and most importantly, great money-managing tips!

Fahmida Kamali is a second year student at the University of Toronto studying psychology and economics. She loves food, fashion, arts and entertainment.
 

Denouement

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We’ve come to the end of the road, and while I would link you to that Boyz II Men song, I’m trying to keep the cheesiness to a minimum. The purpose of this blog was to give you guys a peek into my reality, to help you realize that most post-secondary students are alike (education = 4-8 years at the bottom of the income bracket). MORE

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Frugal with Food

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At the beginning, things were going well and I was on the road to a healthier budget and de-clogged arteries. That is, until the day I realized those cucumbers I used to be able to get on sale 2 for $1, suddenly cost $2.99+ each! MORE

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Love on a Budget

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School is hard and managing a relationship at the same time can be not only difficult, but costly as well. Upon conducting a survey of friends who are dating at the moment, I have found that most of us feel the same way: while love may be priceless, meaningful meaningful birthday gifts (not of the handmade variety) are not. MORE

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Working for Money to Buy the Clothes You Work in…

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For most of us who work in a setting that requires us to dress differently than we would if we were hanging out with friends or going to school, having to buy separate clothes for work is a lot of money and can make the job itself unappealing. MORE

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Modern Day Yard Sale

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It’s spring cleaning time! For people who enjoy organizing and cleaning (like me), spring cleaning is fun! Okay, the notion seems fun (at first), but when you actually have all your stuff strewn out in front of you and you … MORE

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