Living on my own/College

Living on my own/College

In either Late June or Early August I'm moving out my own. I *really* don't know what I'm doing [but I have to do it. There is ABSOLUTELY no other option to this]. I am soooo disorganized, and have $300 in the bank, and that's pretty much all to my life. I have a little cheap car as well that gets a lot of MPG. I have a list of places I can move [thanks to my friend who's a Marist Student]. There's a room for $300/month utl. included [and if I don't get that one then there's one for $400/month utl. included]. A) Do I call the land lords now [even if I'm moving late june/early August and talk about meeting them for an interview. What should I say? I'm going to a CC that is $1300 plus incidentals and fees [so maybe $1500 a semester]. I filled out a FASFA, am going to call for an EOP interview, and since I have an LD, I'm going to do a VESID interview. I live in NY and am going for a Teacher Education transfer. B) Any other funding you can think of? If all my financial aid doesn't cover it, what should I look for in a private loan? I'm getting a cell phone so I have communication to the outside world [prepaid]. I have a laptop with a wireless card. C) Do I need to buy internet access or can I just find a WIFI spot? Will that work with JUST a card? My college has WIFI as does the Starbucks next to the room I want to get. D) What are some ways up gas efficency [I've heard that you should keep your tires inflated]? E) Any cheap food ideas? I'll need to see if I can use the kitchen in the apartment [more then likely not], but I can get a mini fridge. F) Is there anything I'm forgetting [I have health insurance through the school and through my parents, my dad is covering my car insurance, I'll use about $40 for personal care and maybe $40 a month for clothes and other needed things. $20 for entertainment as well.] PS: I need to buy A LOT of expensive books. I have the list of the books needed for the spring semester, and have looked up the prices on FROOGLE and can get all my books under $100. When is a good time to ask the professors if I can get a list ahead of time. July? Thanks.
stained glass cookies…

stained glass cookies…

my rooooom.

my rooooom.

Dial up beware…

Dial up beware…

Identifying the flowers.

Identifying the flowers.

More Pretties from the Guessing Garden

More Pretties from the Guessing Garden

It is a travesty!!!

It is a travesty!!!