To many people budget is a bad word. But if you learn how to start a budget and see how it can work it will make managing your money easier.
I spoke to a group of college students today on budgeting, spending and other topics. One example I mentioned is from Dave Ramsey. If you consider the average income is $40,000. After 10 years of working you will have earned $400,000. If you were to build a $400,000 house would you start building without a blueprint or plan? Budgeting is the same thing, you can plan how to spend and save your money. With a budget you tell your money what to do instead of your money telling you what you can do.
I realize it is difficult for college students to afford certain things. But if you take a look at your spending, small changes may be able to give you more to spend in other areas.