Money Management for the Terrified Student

I will hold my hands up to the fact that up until the beginning of this year, I have been oblivious when it comes to my finances. The reasons for this are many, but primarily the fact that I have Dyscalculia (a kind of number dyslexia) and that I never received any financial education while in school. When I left senior school at sixteen, I could tell you a lot about nuclei and make a terrible apple crumble, but I couldn’t tell you anything about taxes or interest rates, or effectively plan a budget. The fact that money management isn’t…

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BEAUTY ON A BUDGET – THE SEVENTEEN EDITION

We all know that being a student is hard work. We also know that it is expensive. Why purchase overpriced products when you can invest in affordable items that are just as great, possibly even better? I have taken a look at one of the most readily available brands and put it to the test. SEVENTEEN passed the test with flying colours. SEVENTEEN have just released a new concealer, perfect for those early lectures or late nights with friends. The SEVENTEEN Skin Wow Concealer is the ideal product for the budget conscious student. It is the exact product that every makeup bag needs. It…

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A Saturday night that’s easy as pie and cheap as chips

It’s that time of the year – your student loan is running low while presentation deadlines and exam revision looms. So going on several nights out a week is increasingly seeming like a bad idea.But fear not!Having a few drinks and enjoying your favourite Five Guys-style burger or those heavenly cheesy chips can still be done all from your own home; without leaving your purse empty and without sending your ‘MyFitnessPal’ food diary into meltdown (well not completely).Here are a few tips for having a savings savvy Saturday night in.Possibilities for the feast are endlessWhether you’re a preacher of popular burger…

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Weird and wonderful vegetables

New research reveals 60% of the UK population spend less than £10 a week on fruit and veg The electrical retailer carried out a study in late 2015 of 1,001 UK consumers; 67% of people said they considered themselves as ‘healthy’, yet the results also showed that over 60% of people are currently spending less than £10 per week on fruit and vegetables! The spend on vegetables could be attributed to allocated budget for food and the price of the raw ingredients themselves of course; but survey statistics demonstrated that 56% of the population wished that they knew more about what to…

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Travel bucket list

Travelling is a huge part of some student’s lives. Whether it be a gap year that you take, or the chance to go abroad with the degree you have chosen. Travelling is increasing in expense but painfully, other countries are becoming prettier. Hike the Machu Picchu trail, PeruBeing one of the new seven wonders of the world, an expedition like this is bound to be on a bucket list.High up on a mountain ridge above the sacred valley, archaeologists believe that Machu Picchu was an estate built for the Inca emperor, Pachacuit. Built in around 1450, the ancient ruins are also…

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