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Ways That Students Can Save Money

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When you are a student, one thing that you will soon realise is that money isn’t quite as abundant as you might hope. In fact, students can find themselves really struggling to balance eating, rent and other costs.

However, all is not lost. There are plenty of ways that students, no matter the course that they are studying, can save themselves money each and every month.

Want to know more? Check out these top tips.

Try out Some Budget Meals

There seems to be a belief that students simply live on a diet of baked beans on toast. But this really doesn’t have to be the case. There are a variety of ways that you can try to eat well on a budget, and there are even a whole host of websites out there dedicated to helping students figure out ways to make delicious meals. Try BBC Good Food as a great place to start.

Get Into the Habit of Noting Down What You Spend

It sounds simple, but keeping an eye on what you spend out is a great way to try and budget better. This doesn’t need to be anything too elaborate, in fact, a simple spreadsheet with things noted down will do. All you need to do is try your best to keep on top of your spending, and that way you can identify areas that you are wasting money.

Take Advantage of Student Discounts

There are plenty of companies out there that recognise that being a student can be difficult at times, and with this in mind they apply student discounts to their services or products. This is 100% something that you should be taking advantage of, as these discounts can be quite valuable at times.

Check out Charity Shops

Gone are the days when charity shops or thrift stores are seen as a cheap place to go. Now they are seen as packed full of vintage treasures. Best of all, there are plenty of bargains to be had there. Not only do you save some money, but you also can feel great that you are giving to charity too.

Treat Yourself Every Now and Then

It can be hard to always live on a budget, so why not put away £2 every week or as much as you can, into a big pot. Every couple of months you can dive in and count up how much is in there. It could be enough to treat yourself to a takeaway or perhaps some new clothes. Anything that will make you feel that little bit better about scrimping and saving for the next few weeks.

Don’t Be Afraid to Take out a Loan

There are likely to be times, that no matter how hard you try to budget and save, that you find yourself a little short on funds. If this happens to you, then why not try short term loans that can get you out of a tight spot quickly and without much paperwork hassle? They can provide you with the cash that you need on a short notice and are rather easily repaid.

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