Graduate school doesn’t have to cost a fortune

Graduate schools can be expensive because of tuition fees and all the expenses involved. However, it does not need to cost you an arm and a leg if you prepare for it in the right way. Lack of money often makes students to take out loans which are then an added burden on them. Loans need to be repaid at a specific time period with a certain amount of interest. All of this can get overwhelming, and students end up spending a lot more on graduate school then intended.  With the help of some tips, you can manage your funds,…

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Let’s save some money this Christmas

Save Some Money This Christmas

  The holiday season means presents, lighting, decorations, food, drinks and partying. Every year we allow for huge budgets to spend on Christmas and why not? After all, it is the biggest festival of the year. Many people spend a full year clearing the old holiday debt and then getting into a new one. It is a never-ending cycle. With ever-increasing costs of items, the debt value also keeps increasing. As a result, we keep digging ourselves into deeper holes. But how about trimming budgets this year, and enjoying the festivities to their fullest? Spending less does not always mean…

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Why are luxury student digs so in demand?

“Luxury student digs” sounds like a bit of an oxymoron, right?  You hear the word ‘digs’ and conjure up the images of mildew-ridden showers, toxic wasteland kitchens and paper thin walls. Indeed, if you ask your parents what their uni halls were like, you’ll probably receive descriptions of the same kind. Now though, the small, shared spaces we’ve come to expect of student properties are on the decline, and demand for high-end rooms and services are taking over. But why, when we’re constantly told that finance-related student stress is at an all time high, are university students opting to spend…

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Why we don’t learn about money in school

Schools have failed us. We’re not taught how to do taxes, what a mortgage is or even how to get a good job. All everyone seems to say is: go to university, get good grades and get a stable job. No one tells us how to save, how to budget and whether we should be thinking about retirement. And that scares me. There’s a ton of financial knowledge that I lack because of this. And I’ve had to teach myself how to start investing, how to budget, how to earn good money and even how to open a bank account….

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The real cost of living as a student

The cost of student living is a frequent source of controversy in the UK, and with tuition fees rising to eye-watering levels it can be hard to see how it’s possible for people to study without it costing a small fortune. So how much does it really cost to live as a student? We’ve put together a guide to give those of you planning to go to university some help with budgeting. Average course costs The average costs of studying in full-time higher education are the same across England and are estimated to be at least £22,200 per year, with…

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