That feeling when you’re so broke you have to go to sleep for dinner…

The feeling of…

Not being able to afford the important things in life.

Entertaining yourself be like:

No one knows this better than a college student. Now that you’re going to college, this might become a reality for you. Unless you are lucky enough to have parents who are willing to fund your existence.

And believe me the problems that come with this are very real. But the silver lining is that you are not the only broke college struggling and eating Maggi in the cafeteria. For me personally, going to college is hands down the best experience. I learned so much about myself and have gained so much independence from it.

How do you get through it, you ask? Fake it till you make it. You may be broke, but that doesn’t mean you have to look like you’re broke. So here are some #AndeSeBahar tips on being broke like a boss!

Bathe Well

Now if you don’t do this anyway, you might have some bigger problems than money, but:

Bathe yourself every day. Bathing regularly helps to communicate that you’re well-taken care of, and that you’ve got the time and resources to devote to your looks. Wash yourself thoroughly every day and take the time to get clean. Bathe twice, if you exercise. Once in the morning and once after you finish on the squash court. Don’t let the sweat stick. Use moisturizing lotion and soap your skin to keep it glowing and healthy after you take a shower.

No ones going to think you’re not broke if they stand next to you and know that you can’t afford soap.

Remove Tags

Expensive designer clothes don’t often feature brands in an obvious way. If you want to look like you’ve got serious money, don’t make yourself a walking billboard for brands. Buy clean stylish clothes. Even trendy brands may have obviously placed emblems or brands. Even though these might be pricey brands, this isn’t a sign of wealth. It’s better to have a big wardrobe of well-fitting clothes than one pair that you had to sell everything else you own for. Do this then just rip off all the tags from your clothes. For sure no one will ask you what you’re wearing.

Act Rich and Complain a Lot Online

Complain about service regularly: “This restaurant is THE WORST. I mean, how hard is it to get a savory watermelon gazpacho, right?”

Learn to humble brag: “Today has been difficult. The to-go cups at the new coffee place don’t fit the cup holders in my car, so I had to drink my coffee too fast.”

Just don’t take this one too far, or you’ll look rich, but have no friends.

Don’t Actually be Broke

The best way to not look broke is to not be broke. here are millions of ways to make money. If you have the drive and the passion to earn money, you can do it. But sometimes we struggle to figure out what to do that will actually earn us anything. We simply hit a mental wall and our money-making ideas remain out of reach.

Here are some simple ways you can make some spending money while in college: Blogging, Computer Repair Service, Website Testing, and Online Surveys.

Stay tuned to DopeWope to be rich in #AndeSeBahar gyaan!

Akhil was raised by movies, television, and the internet. A never-ending source of absolutely useless information. He would tell you more, but he was distracted by something shiny