Money-saving tips from one student to another
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Having just started my fifth year of uni, it’s pretty fair to say I’ve learnt a great load of tips on where to save money. I personally struggle with finances, but I am quite a money-savvy student. During my undergraduate degree, I rarely ever struggled financially but since starting my postgrad and no longer getting a loan to live off, I’ve had to tighten my belt a lot. I’ve made mistakes with money and I’ve made some good choices too. From two new iPhones to drunken purchases of £22 takeaway pizza, it’s safe to say these incidents made me learn pretty quickly. But alas, here we go!
Image credit: PixabayGet a job where you can get free food Right, sounds weird? Well, hear me out… jobs aren’t just a source of income, with the right people and right environments, it’s a chance to gain confidence and make friends. And as a waiter or waitress, often many businesses will give you a free meal on shift – perfect for saving money on meals for the week. And if you don’t get a free meal from your job? Bring a packed lunch!!! So so SO much cheaper than a meal deal several times a week! Good companies for free meals include Nando's and Pizza Express. Discount cards It’s not just middle-aged women who should have a purse full of cards… students, get ready. There are some really useful cards to have. Companies such as Boots and Tesco have amazing point systems, so you don’t only get sent vouchers regularly, but you can also spend your points too - perfect for Christmas time or when funds are a little tight.
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