I am beginning my second semester of my last year of college and am nervous about spending too much on entertainment via peer pressure. What’s the best way to allot money towards that?

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Posted by Cole Lumpkin (MONEY FORUMS: 4, Answers: 1)
Asked on May 17, 2016 1:33 pm
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Most college kids are poor so you may be worrying over nothing. Or if your friends are rich, you could find yourself an introverted girlfriend who just wants to watch Netflix on the weekend. That’s cheap. Though don’t do that. Yeah, set a budget for yourself. Use a percentage of what you earned that week for the weekend. If you want to spend more, earn more. Simple as that. Probably sounded mean just there but I’ve been through college/debt/all that jazz. More money makes things better. The money is there, you just have to grab it.

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Posted by Will Lipovsky (MONEY FORUMS: 0, Answers: 37)
Answered: June 17, 2016 4:48 pm
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In college we were making dinner at a friend’s place every night. One would cook for the other 5 and we would get dinner all week long. That would save us a lot of groceries as cooking once for 5 is cheaper than 5 times for one person. Many friends just went to bars for lack of better ideas. If you suggest a free outing they’ll probably follow.

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Posted by Pauline Paquin (MONEY FORUMS: 0, Answers: 7)
Answered: June 8, 2016 7:49 pm
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Agree with Melanie. Figure out what you’re comfortable with spending, and set aside cash beforehand in an envelope. Before you head out with your friends, transfer the cash to your wallet. Once you spend it, it’s gone: don’t bust out the credit card.

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Posted by Lindsay VanSomeren (MONEY FORUMS: 3, Answers: 4)
Answered: June 2, 2016 9:29 pm
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Go on a cash budget. Also, take initiative and invite people out for frugal activities.

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Posted by Melanie Lockert (MONEY FORUMS: 0, Answers: 66)
Answered: May 20, 2016 3:34 am