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Ask A Friend: Advice Column Week 7

Hello Parker Press readers! Welcome back to Parker Press' advice column: Ask a Friend. We have created this advice column with the intention to foster a designated safe space for peers to be open about things they might be struggling with or have questions about and give each another guidance. The floor is always open to anyone who is seeking advice! Every posting, Parker Press staff respond to questions they receive under their personal pen names.


HOW TO SUBMIT 

Anyone can submit questions via this form or dm us directly. There are flyers with QR codes around the school that you can use to anonymously submit questions. You can sign your questions with your actual name, your initials, or a pen name---it's completely up to you.


Disclaimer: Advice from Parker Press is given by students on the Parker Press staff and is by no means a professional opinion. While every contributor has the best intentions, please take any advice given with a grain of salt, as every situation is very unique to each individual. Please keep questions school appropriate. Parker Press is by no means obligated to respond to questions that fall outside of these perimeters or are a violation someone's privacy. We hope you enjoy!


Note: If we don't get to your question this posting, stay tuned for the next one, as it may take us a lil while to get to all the submissions we receive!


Q: How should I balance my snack shop spendings?

--- Biga tri


Hey Biga Tri!


Now that’s a good dilemma. Whether it be when you’re young or old, balancing your spending can be difficult. That is why I suggest you create a budget. For snack shop you could create a system where each week or per day you set a limit to only spend a certain amount.


For example, in your phone you could create a reminder that says “spending limit for this week = $20” that way, whenever you make a purchase, you can log it and as the week goes on you can see what you’ve spent and how much you have left. This can also be a good way to demonstrate responsibility to your parents. If you can prove to them that you’re good with money then maybe they will raise your budget. Learning budgeting skills like this now is important because you can turn them into habits and be skilled in budgeting as an adult.


--- Jane

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