The Real World

Guest post of the week by Deangelo Spencer

Making the leap from college to “real world” has been…a challenge, to say the least. A few years before I graduated, my friends were landing stellar jobs months before graduation. They all had the ability to relax and enjoy their last semester of college, and many deferred starting their new job to travel a little.

I had neither of these luxuries. Graduating in the worst economy in generations has afforded me few interviews and no offers. It’s been very tough, and while my parents have helped me out as much as they can, it’s still a bit of a struggle to make ends meet. I’m living very frugally and cutting costs absolutely everywhere I can.

I very rarely eat a meal that I didn’t prepare (and let’s be honest, I normally throw a frozen meal in the microwave), and I clip more coupons that I would have thought humanly possible two years ago. I could have my own television show, really. At the suggestion of my dad, I also gave texas electricity providers a call. They were able to save me a lot of money on my natural gas costs, and I am so thankful for every single penny they saved me.