Put the $300 in savings once you get your first paycheck. Pay yourself first. Some payroll departments can even automatically transfer a specified amount to a different account. Then you force yourself to live within the means. I also pause before I make an impulse buy, then transfer the cost of it into my savings account instead of buying it. It takes a lot of willpower, but it feels a lot better.
@Megano! All for no pay or bylines!
Weather's nice. Bicycle when you can. Pay-as-you-go when you can't.
@bgprincipessa I grew up in the Baltimore-Washington region. I only found out B-more had a subway system after seeing a Homicide: Life on the Streets episode where a guy gets pushed onto the tracks. And even then I didn't believe it until I saw the making-of of that episode.
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Well, realistically, you could only carry so much cash. With the risk of being caught so high, especially now, it's not worth it. The real money is small-time theft under $1,000 multiplied over dozens of times. No feds get involved. Penalties are low when you're lost.