After graduating from college in May 2017, I applied for more than 70 jobs. Yes, you read that right.
Finally, after three months of sending out resumes and interviewing, I landed my first full-time gig in New York City (yay!). Joining forces with a few friends from school, I set the wheels in motion to move out of my parents' house in Rhode Island and into the city. Which, given my very entry-level salary, required some serious adult-level planning.
Mild panic set in: How I was going to save money on a tight budget while living in one of the most expensive cities in the world?
Turns out, with a little planning and determination I was able to not only keep up but also make progress toward short- and long-term financial goals. And I learned a lot along the way. With that, here are some of the strategies I picked up to help make the most of life on an entry-level salary.