- Posted by National Dental Academy
- On September 23, 2016
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Looking to become a dental assistant but concerned about the expense of dental school? It’s cheaper and easier than you think! The cost for dental school is significantly lower than medical school and many universities. But we understand dental school is still a big investment.
The dental assistant field is growing rapidly and more and more opportunities for educated and energetic dental assistants appear every day. The National Dental Academy 10 week course will get you ready to take on these opportunities!
But first, here are 5 ways to save money for dental school.
1. Get Organized
It really is amazing how much money slips through the ‘cracks’ when we don’t organize and budget our finances. Create a spreadsheet tracking incoming and outgoing fixed expenses (like paychecks and rent/bills) and then add in a specific savings amount every month. Whatever is left is for fun! Budgeting apps like Prosper Daily are great if you don’t like tracking on spreadsheets.
2. Stay Away From Name Brands
It’s rare to find a food where a name brand is significantly better than a store brand version. So save a few dollars here and a few there on chips, frozen food, soda, coffee, and more. It will add up quickly.
3. Stop Paying for TV!
TV bills with services like Dish and DirectTV can rack up monthly costs over $100. Opt for NetFlix and/or Hulu subscriptions instead. You’ll have all the TV (and movies) you want when you want. Plus reruns aplenty!
4. Take a Look at Your Cell Phone Plan
Have an unlimited data plan? When was the last time you checked how much data you’re actually using? Look back over a few months and then pick a data plan that makes the most sense for how much data you actually need. And always check into Wifi whenever you can!
5. Streamline and Sell
Clear out the clutter and make some cash. Grab a pen and paper and walk slowly through your stuff. If you haven’t used something in 1 year, sell it! Throw a garage sale or put it up on Craigslist, EBay, or LetGo.
Being a dental assistant is a great career and a match for almost anyone. If you have any questions about what dental assisting is like, or what getting your certification entails, then call our friendly staff today for more information! Good luck on all your future endeavors!