Getting What I Want for LessBanking on my OwnThe Ins and Outs of CreditFinding the Job for Me

Hunger or Habit?

It’s the end of the school day! You and your friends are off to the local convenience store for an after-school snack. Every day you pick up a bag of chips and a soft drink and you pay $2.75. Have you ever asked yourself, “Am I really hungry?” or is getting an after-school snack just a habit?

Snacking from habit can eat a hole in your wallet. Most high schools hold class around 180 days a year. Stopping at the convenience store every school day for chips and a drink adds up to big bucks. Do the math: 180 days x $2.75 = $495 for the school year!

Next time you think of an after school snack, ask yourself, “Am I really hungry? Do I really want to spend my money this way?”

- View all -

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION
Copyright © 2008 - The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved. • E-Mail Web Master • ANR Non-Discrimination Statement