Saving Money


How to get a Refund on a TV Licence

How to get a Refund on a TV Licence

Most students will only end up staying at university for nine to ten months of the year – some students will end up at university for even less time. If you’ve purchased a TV Licence then you can request a refund for the final quarter if you move out of your university accommodation before the quarter commences. TV Licences aren’t cheap – and you can reclaim a figure of around £37. How do you get a refund? If you’ve determined that you won’t be around in the ...

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What’s the Cheapest Amount you can live off as a Student?

What’s the Cheapest Amount you can live off as a Student?

Part of being a student involves being prudent; those loans and grants that you get don’t last forever, and they soon drain away if you don’t have a rigid budget in place. In this article we’ll break down the living costs involved for a student to see what is the absolute cheapest a student could live for. Accommodation The costliest part of living as a student is accommodation, assuming you’re no longer living at home with parents. Depending on what kind of ...

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The Best Student Offers, Vouchers & Daily Deals Websites

The Best Student Offers, Vouchers & Daily Deals Websites

As a student you’ll find that saving money becomes a bit of an addiction. There’s a certain rush when you score a bargain or get a big discount – it can become a way of life! In this article we’ll cover the different websites out there that can help you save money on everything from toothpaste to dining out. It’s important that you look on various different websites for savings and not just one. If you shop around and frequent lots of money saving websites ...

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How Much Should you be Paying for Accommodation at Uni?

How Much Should you be Paying for Accommodation at Uni?

There are many different factors that will affect how much you pay for accommodation during your time at university. Here are some of the things that will affect exactly how much you pay: Whether you decide to rent in the private sector, or live in university halls Where you’re studying – rent and rates cost different amounts in different parts of the country How close your accommodation is to the university The facilities and standard of the accommodation ...

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What are the Hidden Costs at University?

What are the Hidden Costs at University?

We’re all aware of the main costs of attending university such as tuition fees and living expenses, but what are the hidden costs associated with studying? Find out in this article! Course books and resources You might think that your tuition fees are the only learning expense that you’ll have to foot. This is of course not true – because you will have to shell out for a whole heap of different things during your studies, these include: Course books & ...

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Setting a Budget for Freshers Week

Setting a Budget for Freshers Week

Contrary to popular belief, Freshers week isn’t just about partying. There are serious matters at hand too, such as trying to tie up loose ends and get things that you might have forgotten to purchase prior to moving to university. One of the things that students tend to look for on Freshers week is the text books and course resources required on their syllabus. Here are some of the things you really ought to budget for on Freshers week: Alcohol (well, ...

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What’s the Best Credit Option for you?

What’s the Best Credit Option for you?

Different types of credit come with different merits. Some forms of borrowing are easily accessible and ideal for people who need money at short notice or in an emergency. Other forms of borrowing are harder to obtain, but the longer term nature of borrowing and the lower interest rates makes them a better deal for borrowers. It’s totally up to you what kind of credit you opt for, but we’ve decided to put together a short list on the best credit options for ...

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Student Food Shopping

Student Food Shopping

One of the biggest challenges any student will face is budgeting – and one of the biggest obstacles you’ll have to overcome when doing your budgeting is food shopping. If you’ve always relied on parents to feed you and stock up the fridge you’re in for a big shock – because food is pretty damn expensive! Food shopping is one of the main ways in which you’ll learn to look after yourself. Here are some top tips for those students embarking upon their very ...

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Good vs. Bad Debt

Good vs. Bad Debt

Believe it or not there are different severities of debt; there’s good debt and bad debt. It’s important that you can understand the difference in severity between the different forms of debt you’re likely to incur as a student. Once you know whether the debt you’ve accrued is good or bad, you should be able to prioritize your repayments. Typically it’s a good idea to repay good debt last. What’s a good debt? A good debt is basically just an investment – albeit ...

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How to Save Money on Food Shopping at University

How to Save Money on Food Shopping at University

How to Save Money on Food Buying food at university is an ongoing struggle. Most students have never had to pay for their own food shopping before, so it can be a bit of a shock to the system. If you don’t do your shopping properly you could end up paying a lot of money for food when you really don’t need to. Check out these helpful tips: Avoid convenience stores – they often charge a premium for the “convenience” that they offer. Instead try and do a bulk food ...

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