Why is everything so expensive?
Ugh, this is going to be a shitty personal post but I don’t care.
I really hate money. I hate looking at my bank account. I hate budgeting. I hate it so much.
My last student loan refund was back in February, and I’ve been trying so hard to save my money, but everything is so expensive that it’s impossible.
In order to move, I had to pay $400 to have a hitch installed on my SUV so I could tow a trailer. $250 to rent said trailer. $300 on gas to drive across the county (thank god I drive a hybrid). And $150 for hotel rooms along the way.
Once I got here, I had to pay $1200 for June’s rent and a $1200 security deposit. I owe July’s rent now and I still won’t get paid for about 4 more weeks.
Getting licensed is a whole other story. The NAPLEX costs around $500 and the MPJE (law exam) costs $250 for each state and I’m taking it for two states. In New York, it cost $70 to get my intern license and about $350 to apply for my pharmacist license.
I have a car payment of $450 and insurance payment of $120 coming up and have just enough money for my rent. I need to call my parents sometime soon and ask them for money help which is fucking embarrassing. Thank god they gave me some money as a graduation present already or I’d be in serious trouble.
How does anyone else manage all this? Am I doing something wrong or is it really just this fucking hard? Does anyone out there have any tips for budgeting or anything?
Now excuse me while I go buy a box of ramen while I still can.