University on a Budget
So, you’re finally going to university, which means you have to become independent. It’s a big world out there and we’ve all been at the point where you have to survive eating instant noodles at home, before you can go out again.. Here are 8 top tips for budgeting at university.
1. Don’t splash it out all at once!
We know it’s on old one but it always works. Don’t be tempted to go out and throw money around every single day for that first week with your student loan. Go out a few times but be reasonable. Then those days you have missed out on, will come around again by the end of the month.
2. The bear necessities
Make sure you have enough money every month for the necessary things in your life like transport, food, and materials for university. Come on, let’s face it, if you don’t have money for these, what’s the point in being at university?
3. Have your parties at home
Everyone loves a house party! They’re always much more laid back and everyone seems to enjoy mingling in a carefree space, rather than a crowded club. Guests can bring their own drinks and you can easily make some fun party food, which will hardly cost you!
4. Use your student perks!
As a student, we constantly get special offers and discounts, so why not use those to your advantage! Looking for a new pair of Nike’s? Get it with your discount! Want a new dress for that party Saturday? Use the code, to get 10% off! There’s always something for everybody.
5. SAVE, SAVE, SAVE!
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I agree with everything you said!! I may take too much advantage of my student perks though... (Come on, we've all been there...)