10. Keep the Bills in Check
Running up your phone bill—whether on your cell or in the dorm—is one of the easiest things to do in college; so is blowing off classes you’ve paid good money for. Watch your spending in 2010 and stay frugal. You’ll thank yourself down the road!
9. Buy Used Whenever Possible
Skip anything unnecessary, and for anything you absolutely must have, see if you can get it used or free first. I could kick myself for the dumb stuff I charged on my student account.
8. Put Your Studies First…Or Close to First
There’s no question that family comes first, but rushing, clubbing, and drinking should all not be a close second (or even fifth). These things are fun, and can be a part of an enjoyable social life—but you’re paying hard earned money for this degree, so remember that when it’s time to study.