Rather than spending money on big vacations or even buying a new car, my parents put their hard-earned wages into my sisters’ and my education. They wanted us to have all the tools necessary for success.
I also have a checking and savings account, though the money inside has never been touched; I wanted to save as much of it as possible for when I need it most. Being on my own in college will be that moment.
Overall, I feel that my parents have prepared me to spend my money wisely in college. Though I am not a big spender, I know that I should still be careful to look around before springing for something.