What to Avoid While Unemployed

By Shikole Struber

Being unemployed means you have a lot of free time. Which can be very useful. But can also be dangerous. Here are some things you should avoid while unemployed.

  • Shopping. You don't have a paycheck coming in. Unless it's for food or a necessary item for an interview, just don't do it.

  • Going to the movies. This might seem like a good idea, but thats $8-$12 down the drain every time. It's a lot cheaper to rent a movie. Or go on hulu. Or get netflix.

  • Starting new subscritions. They add up quickly. A year's worth of Cosmo might only be $20, and netflix might only be $6 a month, but that's $26 you could've used for dinner, or buying more toilet paper because you are out...again.   

  • Getting that $4 Starbucks every day. I understand caffeine addiction. I have it. But it saves so much money to make coffee at home. You can add flavored creamer or those sugar free flavor syrups just like at Starbucks.

  • Ordering takeout or eating out. Pizza and sushi and chinese and burgers cost way more when you go out. It sucks because so many social gatherings are held around food. But maybe you and your friends can take turns cooking instead and save some money.

Can you think of anything else to avoid when unemployed?

1 comment:

  1. Yup. Going out with rich friends. However lovely they are, they just don't get it....invite them to yours and romance them with a barbecue and some of that amazing ginger pot salad