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To Coffee or Not to Coffee?

We recognize that every transfer students' experience is different, however, we know that many transfers face some of the same challenges as they transition into the university. This blog was created for transfers by transfers to share TIPS and insight on having the best semester you can at Texas A&M University.
    Posted on Monday, Oct 30, 2017
    Personally, money is no object when it comes to any kind of caffeinated drink. I will spend however much I need to get a good cup of coffee. Okay, let’s backtrack for a second, I may have been a little dramatic when I said “however much I need.” Now don’t get me wrong, I have certain limits and I don’t think I’d get $100 worth of coffee in a day but what I have done is spend more than $100 in a month on coffee. In my defense it was my first semester here, I had 8 a.m.’s, I lived on the Northside by SBISA and Hullaballoo and Starbucks was maybe a 45 second walk from my dorm. At this point I will think for a very long time before buying clothes or stuff for school, but when it comes to coffee it takes me seconds to decide to buy it. I do realize that this probably isn’t the healthiest habit, or the most practical but it’s how I’ve been living my life ever since I was able to get an allowance. Caffeine, more specifically coffee, is the one thing I can spend my money on and not feel bad about it. I’ve tried to fix this habit and think more about what I spend my money on. I’ve tried to create a budget for every month but I somehow always end up spending so much at Starbucks. I also really like to share my habit (addiction) with my friends so I will also buy them coffee if I decide I want one for myself. So truthfully I’m just spreading the coffee love to everyone who wants it! Anyway, I hope your spending habits are more practical than mine and you’re not spending more money than you need to just for coffee!
    By Sarah Penoli, College of Liberal Arts
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