Corwin wrote:It's possible but it's not "ample for food". I've lived off of $40 a week, which works out to about $2 a meal. It's doable, but you definitely have to make an effort and it's not as healthy as you could eat. My usual meals were: breakfast burrito each morning ($0.75 each), PP&J and fruit for lunch ($1.50), beans, rice, onion, and a little bit of chicken for dinner ($2.50) and some snacks throughout the day ($0.50 per).
I'm sorry you had to live that way. I mean, that sounds like prison rations. I hope you're eating better these days
Get a job that pays is probably #1. Also, this thing.
Also #3: do something for credit: externship, take a class, whatever. They will give you more loans if you do that.
Thanks! Didn't know about sfpif. Obviously generating income is the best way to feed yourself, but do people seriously work during school? That seems like a terrible idea, and a financially shitty idea in the long-run considering you damage long-term prospects by risking lower grades. Is this troll advice? lol. How many 1L's get paying summer gigs? I'd have to guess no more than 25%, generously speaking.