I was in the grocery store earlier today when I had the great idea to let the rest of the internet in on a cool secret act I perform on the regular to make myself feel better.
As everybody already knows (from my amazing subtitle) I’m broke. I should probably edit it though seeing as I’m not so infamous these days considering the increase in status that my blog has enabled me to achieve. Anyway, the bottom line is that student life has me, like everyone else, living a life stricken by poverty and shortcomings.
Unfortunately for me OSAP (student assistance for those unaware) doesn’t give me too much to work with. I have a few friends who get enough to buy cars and live in amazing apartments, purchase flat screen televisions and even exotic dancers for parties TRUE STORY among other things.
And then there are people like myself who don’t even get enough for the important things. It would be great if I even got enough to cover my entire tuition for once. But that’s neither here nor there!
So anyway, like most broke people I figured the best thing to do would be to get a credit card. But not just any credit card.. This time I made sure it was from a different bank so that I wouldn’t have to see the balance everyday when I log into online banking and having it hinder my mood.
Now because I have no income it’s a pretty big deal when I get that $62 GST cheque from the government in the mail. It boosts my confidence to wake up and see that $62 still looking back at me. So days like today when I go to buy that 99 cent can of Arizona and I think to myself
“Yeah, I can pay for this with my debit card”
Then I immediately think
“Hold up, I can pay for this with my credit card and it’s like I’m not losing money at all”
This way you still feel like you have money in you account even though you know that at the end of the month you’re not going to have it. At least this gives you the satisfaction of being in control and the illusion of having money for a 4-week period!
Genius? I know!
Tip: I advise getting a card with an extremely low limit ’cause times get hard