I remember when I was in college.
I have no desire to go back, believe me, because aside from the being broke all the time and waiting tables, I got married my freshman year, and soon thereafter I adopted some of my husband’s spending habits. He’s a great guy, but he’s the spending and I’m the saver. In our haste to set our house, and our life up like we were real adults, together we got ourselves into expensive smartphone, cable, and internet contracts.
But then, about a year after we got married, my husband blew his knee out while on military duty – and if you know anything about the military, you know that it takes FOREVER to get the paperwork needed for the knee surgery he needed as a result of his injury taken care of.
As a result, he did not work for 8 months, and I was still in college and working as a server, trying to make ends meet. On top of it all, we were locked into those expensive phone, internet, and cable contracts!
Once we got through The Big Guy’s unemployment and back on (relatively) solid financial ground, I vowed never to get myself into expensive bills like that or the contracts that came with them ever again! More