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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8 Things New Students Should Know

There’s just a few months to go ‘til you pack up your stuff, say your goodbyes and start your university career. Before you go, you’ll need to know these 8 essential things — they’ll make your new student life a lot easier!Budgeting is your friendNobody likes to budget but, as a student, you’ll learn that managing your money is your friend. Fail to do so and you could see your expenditure spiralling out of control. Work out how much you’ll spend on the essentials each month, including rent and food, and the amount you’ll have left over. Stick to your…

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How to budget your Student Loan

Managing your money and making your student loan last for a whole term can be extremely hard. Spending money wisely isn’t the easiest things to do- it simply come downs to what you want vs. what you need. The first loan in September is especially hard. You’ve been skint all summer and are counting down the days till the money appears in your account. Not only is there an endless list of things you want, but there’s also fresher’s week to think about. If you’re excited for fresher’s week and plan on hitting it hard, then saving some money from…

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Save money and look after your pennies..

If we’re not hitch-hiking our way home at the end of each semester, we are at least looking for the next cheapest alternative. As soon as our student loans kick in it is so easy to forget our student status and ‘live like a king or queen’ for a week or two without realising that after this our finances will be drained. Remember that nice, slap-up meal you had out four times last week? Well, it doesn’t quite compare to living off home brand super noodles and tinned tomatoes for the rest of the semester, does it? Here are a…

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