Well lets put it this way.
I went to college with 3000 ish dollars in my savings.
I had to pay 200 a month for car payments, so minus 1600.
That leaves me with 1400, with a little money from my parents every month (like 100 mostly for gas) i had 48 cents in my bank account by my 1st, so over 8 months i spend 1400 + another like 800-1000. Of course, i bought ski passes (500), some gear(maybe 200), and some other essentals (maybe another 150-200), but i probably spent 800-1000 bucks on beer/liqour.
Clown school, getting learned since 2007.