by Janice Holst
Kent City Community Schools —
Austin Hickman spent a month writing down every penny he spent. "I realized that I spend a lot more than I thought I do," the high school junior said. Like many high school students, Austin has few expenses other than paying for his phone and buying gas. Still, he spent over $400 the month he kept track. "Now I stop and think before I just pick up a little candy or something," he said. "I really don't need it"