Empty Wallet Syndrome

Empty Wallet Syndrome – Episode 5, Campus Culture

Empty Wallet Syndrome?? Make budgets and keep improving them. Don’t spend all your pocket money in the first week. Don’t be pressured into spending all of your money. Be money smart to avoid Empty Wallet Syndrome Dr. Prisicilla K. Mante advises. Do you have a budget?

You know that guy who always blows through a semester’s worth of pocket money in the first week?? Don’t let that be you!!!  Trust me, I’ve been there and it’s not fun. Here’s what you should do…three words. Budget! … Budget!! … Budget!!! … Yeah I know, that’s one word. But it is important you think of it three times.

You’ll have difficulties in your first month because you’re new to life on campus but you need to take your time and study the terrain in order to navigate it like Schumacher on a Formula 1 track. Make budgets and keep improving them until you get the perfect one. Be prepared for such unexpected situations. Remember, it’s always better to have excess money than no money. Don’t be peer pressured into falling into tough times. Live within your means. Whenever your friends try to pressure you into going over budget, hit them with your best impression of Kevin Hart. Be money-smart!!


Campus Culture Episode List

Culture Matters – Episode 1 [8 Jan 2018]
Mentors and Mavens  – Episode 2 [22 Jan 2018]
Programs Offered – Episode 3 [5 Feb 2018]
Campus Job – Episode 4 [19 Feb 2018]


Bio of Dr. Priscilla K. Mante:

Dr. Priscilla K. Mante is a Lecturer at the Department of Pharmacology, KNUST, Kumasi. She is a Researcher with expertise in Neuropharmacology and has several publications to her credit. She holds a Ph.D. in Pharmacology and B. Pharm from KNUST, Kumasi. She is a recipient of various research grants including the University of Michigan STEM Seed Grant, DANIDA/BSU and IBRO Grants. She is also a fellow of the University of Michigan African Presidential Scholars Program. Dr. Mante is an experienced Pharmacist and a founding member of the Ghana Young Academy and the Ghana Neuroscience Society. She is an advocate for women in STEM and mental health, and her career goal is to find a cure for epilepsy. Like and follow Dr. Priscilla K. Mante: on twitter @mzz_Mante, on Facebook priscillamante and on instagram @dr_mrs_a.