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10 Humber students confess the dumbest things they’ve spent money on
by David Ratcliffe | November 11, 2019

These people need Rob Carricks’s advice more than ever.

College is a time where most of us aren’t particularly flush with cash. Between tuition, rent, and transportation costs, it’s no wonder we’re often scraping pennies together to buy groceries at the end of the month. But is it all out of our control?

In anticipation of Rob Carrick’s Nov. 13 event, How To Not Move Back in With Your Parents, we asked Humber students, “What’s the dumbest thing you’ve spent money on?” and they did not disappoint. For everyone who made the list, I recommend attending Rob’s financial advice talk—maybe he can teach you how to recoup your losses.

Here are 10 of the dumbest things Humber students have spent money on:

 

1. “$15 for a cafeteria salad.”

chef carelessly tossing salad

The unfortunate price of eating healthy. I’ve started foraging for fresh leaves and edible berries in the forest near Lakeshore. It’s free and usually tastes better than the caf food. But you didn’t hear it from me.

 

2. “$20 for a Foosball table.”

Man kicking a soccer ball pretending to be a Foosball player

This is actually an impressive find. It’s also suspicious that someone sold it to you at that price. You might want to sanitize that thing.

 

3. “$25 for a long pink wig.”

A woman in a pink clown wig

I’m no wig expert but for that price, I hope it was worth it.

 

4. “$40 for a Bob’s Burgers beanie.”

Bob from Bob's Burgers pointing at his daughter Tina and saying "no"

As a fan of the show, I approve. $40 dollar is a bit steep though. Should have just made a trip to Pacific Mall.

 

5. “$40 for a rare plant that I left it in my car. It died.”

A Venus flytrap with googly eyes on it

Nobody give this person a baby…

 

6. “20 paintball tickets for $90. But it’s in Niagara, so I rarely go.”

Man with paintball gun pointing

You also forgot the gas money you’ll have to spend to get there. At this point maybe you should just move there; the rent is a quarter of the price.

 

7. “$120 for a levitating moon lamp.”

Smiling moon

I have no idea what this thing is. Needless to say, it’s probably very unnecessary.

 

8. “$600 dollars for a photoshoot.”

George from Seinfeld, posing half-naked for a photo shoot

Come on, have you never met a media student? They’ll do it for free.

 

9. “Over $800 for the mandatory textbooks we ended up not needing.”

Belle from Beauty and the Beast sliding on a ladder across a bookshelf

Looks like someone doesn’t know how to torrent.

 

10. “A Gucci Marmont worth $1200 and a Chanel flap bag worth $4300.”

Danny Devito burning money

Sick flex, fam. We’re all really impressed. Why buy Gucci when a sturdy grocery bag will do the trick? I just saved you $5500.

Don’t be like these students. Regain your relationship with money and attend IGNITE’s free financial advice event, How To Not Move Back in With Your Parents, featuring Globe and Mail finance columnist, Rob Carrick. The event kicks off Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 12:30 p.m. and runs till 2:30 p.m. We’ll see you there.


Need some financial advice? Check out our tips on how to use tax season to your advantage.

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