If your job is to bring people what they ask for, you are a server. In this case, bartending makes you a “server.” Working in the service industry is surely one of the most underpaid and unappreciated jobs of our times. Be that as it may, you can get ahead if you use a few of these tricks.
Pay Bills First
While living in the dorms, you may not have many bills. If you live off campus, however, that may not be the case. Whatever your bills are, make sure that money is set aside for those things before you spend a dime.
Put some money in savings. After bills are paid, don’t spend every single penny you have left over on shoes and clothes. Instead, put a little each pay period in a savings account. It doesn’t have to be much. Simply doing it will form a good habit.
Every pay period, after you’ve set aside bill money, put half of what’s left over in savings. The other half is spendable.
The same goes for tips. At the end of the night, put half of your tips in a savings account, and the other half in your wallet or checking account.
It’s okay to spoil yourself a little after a long week, or month, of hard work. It can be a really good idea to pressure yourself to only spend a set dollar amount when you go out shopping.
If you can’t answer the question “Where would I wear that,” don’t buy the item. If you have an answer to that question, but the occasion is highly unlikely to arise, don’t buy the item. You’ll be very proud of yourself for not buying things that you don’t need.