Open Post: Hosted By The College Student Who Commuted By Plane To Save On Money

June 19, 2023 / Posted by:

To save up money, most people buy the cheaper soda option at the store, dine out once a week instead of three, or start carpooling. IN THIS ECONOMY, saving money is less of a nice-to-have and more of a necessity. A South Carolina student revealed that she takes pinching pennies to the extreme by flying to her internship in New Jersey. Her reasoning? The rent is too damn high!

Sophia Celentano shared her woeful TikTok tale, which went viral. Every week, Sophia gets up at 3 am to go to the airport and begin her super commute.


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In another TikTok, Sophia says that she spends $100 on airfare, another $100 on Ubers, and about $25 on food every week. That totals $2,250 for her 10-week internship. Since her internship is only one day a week, Sophia claims she’s saving on rent (the average rent in Manhattan is $4,241 a month) and gets to spend more time with her family. via Complex:

Celentano is only required to be in her employer, Ogilvy Health’s office once a week; spending that much money on rent in either Parsippany, New Jersey, where the office is, or in New York didn’t seem to be worth it to her.

Celentano spoke with CNN, telling the news outlet that she “wasn’t expecting so many people to be surprised by my commute” since her parents also have similar commutes for their jobs.

Hold on, does this whole family fly to get to work? Who are these people to put themselves through the torture of the TSA?! I guess more power to Sophia for thinking her way out of paying New York prices. My city’s rent is also too high but, unfortunately, I have to go to the office three days a week for the rest of my life. No moving to a million-acre ranch and traveling to work via fancy low-cost airlines for me!

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