Our Real L.I.F.E. Student Spotlight for this week is Blake Shepheard! Blake is a senior studying public relations at Missouri State.
Throughout his time here, he has had the opportunity to serve as an Emerging Leaders Facilitator, and be a part of Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity. He also works on campus as a PSU Building Manager, and with LeaderShape as a Marketing and Community Engagement Intern.
With nearly four years of college experience under his belt, Blake has some wise words for those of you looking for budgeting advice.
“Budgeting can be tough in college because you can’t always anticipate your income or expenses. However, talking with your employer about a consistent schedule can help you anticipate how much money you will receive on pay day! Also, picking up shifts at your job can help boost your income and allow you to have money to set aside in a savings account. The good thing about budgets is that they can be flexible and adapted each month. Tracking your budget month after month will also help you to plan accordingly.”