i was in your position and it honestly set me back significantly. i wish i had had money in college so i could have traveled and had nice things, and basically not have been dirt poor like a ussr horror story despite being a firstie. and then thanks to the lack of muh experience and muh references i couldn't get a job after college and was unbelievably poor to being borderline homeless despite having an in demand degree.
the world fucking sucks. i wasn't not-poor until 28 (currenly 29). my entire life before this was grinding unbelievable poverty. now i can finally have nice things, but still have poverty habits. i wash my clothes in leftover bathwater instead of paying the coin laundry for example and have a drying rack. so i save what, maybe $20 a month in laundry costs (my clothes last longer though). i never buy coffee out (so many women buy $6 cups of coffee every morning…sometimes twice a day!) i buy whatever food is on sale and get most of my clothes and dishes from goodwill, dont own a car (saves $400+ a month), and cut my own hair (saves $50 a month).
so moral of the story get a job so you don't turn into a penny pinching miser weirdo. when i go to the register at the supermarket almost everything i buy has one of those discount sale stickers on it, every time. i bet the cashier thinks i'm starving to death.