The other day I overheard a junior say that she spent $6,000 on “going out” her freshman year.
Part of Fredonia’s mission is to create responsible citizens out of its students. Spending $6,000 on alcohol is the furthest thing from responsible I can realistically imagine this morning.
It would have been responsible to take most of that $6,000 and open an online savings account (I use Capital One). That savings functions as an emergency fund: money you use in the event that your car breaks down, you lose your job, or you find yourself with an emergency hospital bill.
If you don’t have at least $1,000 saved you have no business drinking alcohol, ever. I wrote a blog post about this called “Should you go to the bars tonight?“