Valentine’s Day on a student budget

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and for those of you who are finding yourselves in the position of being both a significant other and a university student who is strapped for cash, V-Day can often leave you in a pickle. To help you out, we’ve decided to share our nuggets of wisdom with you in order to solve possible money problems on Cupid’s favourite day of the year.  Handwritten and handmade  If you’re really, seriously strapped for cash this Valentine’s, a simple way to your other half’s heart could be through something handcrafted. Avoid large, OTT cards from high street…

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Millennials and the ‘Hotel of Mum and Dad’

Living at home whilst being a young adult can be both a blessing and a curse. Sure, you may get nagged at by your parents for coming home from a night out in the early hours of the morning or for not washing the dishes, but the conveniences of paid-for central heating, food, and a safe place to park your car definitely outweigh the negatives. However, a survey of 600 young people carried out by Blinds Hut shows how 18-34yr olds who live at home may be avoiding learning valuable life skills by allowing their parents to carry their responsibilities…

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New Year (high) resolutions? Earn cash selling your videos online

Welcome to January, the month many of us kick off with resolutions of the ‘must do better …’ kind. According to Statista, saving money / spending less sits 4th in the top 10 new year resolutions for 2019, whilst variations on a theme of saving money, spending less and earning more feature throughout the many resolutions and intentions posts trending across the blog-sphere, including here at Student Wire [anchor text for SW internal blog post link]. And if you’re a student you’ll certainly know why! After all, there’s nothing like almost a month of seasonal celebrating to empty a bank…

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Student work opportunity – CEO for a Day

So it’s official. More young people are now going to university in the UK than ever before, according to new figures from the Higher Education Statistics Authority. There are obviously several positives to this; however it also means that competition for good employment opportunities is becoming more intense. Additionally, the world of work is changing at such a rapid pace that even those of us already in it frequently struggle to imagine how roles, companies and industries might change in five, let alone ten, years’ time. Digital disruption is impacting every industry and corner of the workplace, often with unforeseen…

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Dealing with student debt by selling products from home

Although university fees within the United Kingdom are not nearly as high when compared to other areas of the world such as the United States, there is no doubt that higher education can place significant strain on a tight budget.  Students are therefore looking for means to earn a supplemental form of income. Unfortunately, traditional options such as taking on a part-time job might be out of your reach.  What other options exist and why are a growing number of students choosing to take advantage of the online retail community.  Let’s take a look at some of the major benefits…

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