5 Best Investments You Can Make In College

Okay, so you’re broke. Join the club!

But wait, before you continue reading, answer one question. Do you have any of the following?…

a. IPad

b. New Car Rims

c. New Car Speakers

d. Michael Kors Watch

e. Diddy Beats

Yea, that’s what I thought. Many college students do. I just don’t get it. Clearly, the issue is more about HOW people are spending their money because dude, if you can spend $145.95 on headphones, you’re not broke, you’re just investing your money poorly.

So here’s a list of the five best investments you can make in college.

1. The Gym- Yes, the gym. Take care of yourself. People like other people that look like they take care of themselves. It’s been proven that when you’re healthier, you make more money. You might even meet a hot guy/girl.

2. A shrink- All the best people have one. Mine is fantastic.

3. Knowledge- If you’re going to spend money, please, buy books. If you want to save the planet, buy e-books. Read articles. Read blogs. Watch videos. This is the only reason why you should have an IPad.

4. Networking- Spend money on going places where you can meet potential employers. Go to conferences and seminars that might teach you essential life skills. Join a club. Join a sorority or fraternity. Become a part of anything that allows you to grow your network.

5. Travel- Do I really have to explain this? Traveling is by far one of THE BEST things you can do with your money. Instead of spending $200 on a watch (that will break, btw) please buy yourself a plane ticket somewhere and go explore. Traveling changes us in such an amazing way. It helps us understand ourselves and others. It helps us define our purpose in life. It gives us perspective.

So there you have it. Regardless of whether you make $5 or $500 a week, learning how to spend your money is key to being a successful human being. Don’t waste what little money you have on things that don’t matter. The rims on your car and your super cool new speakers don’t matter. You might even be more likely to get pulled over for speeding. Then you’ll get a ticket. Then you’ll be even more broke. Then you’ll starve and die.

18 Responses to “5 Best Investments You Can Make In College”
  1. Ferrara says:

    Love this post! I actually wasn’t able to say “yes” to owning any of the items on your list lol.

  2. I have to retweet this one

  3. futuredoll says:

    Love this & it applies to the rest of your life too. People really need to set their priorities when it comes to money & what is really important. You’ll have that watch a year but the memories of the trip & insights into yourself-a lifetime.

    • Kayla Cruz says:

      Thanks! Glad you like πŸ˜€ Absolutely. Prioritize your life and find time and money for the things that really matter. Life is short. Experience it.

  4. wallacebthom says:

    Brilliant. I’ll make sure that my kids read this.

  5. i like it but i didnt get the shrink part. explain please. cheers.

    • spencertucci says:

      I think she means find a good person to talk to for life issues, either a good friend or an actual therapist.

    • Kayla Cruz says:

      Haha! I mean, a therapist. You see, a lot of people think that seeing a therapist is only for crazy people. Well I suppose I’m crazy then…. I guess I’m okay with that. Like Spencer mentioned, it’s always great to find someone that you can confide in, that you can share your thoughts with. It helps you better understand yourself and what you want out of life. Much better than spending $5 at Starbucks every day (sorry, Starbucks) because I promise you, that cup of coffee is not going to help you better understand life πŸ˜€

      • tats actually a good idea u know. i jst wanted to have it clear. i had a shrink too in first couple years of college. i jst wanted to make sure, tats exactly wat u meant. lol. he actually helped me pick up courses of self hipnosis n other stuff. that had been like life time treasure.

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