Student money saving tips – From a student!

Students are notoriously broke all the time, the  media does well to remind us all that we waste our money most of the time but sometimes that’s not the case and sometimes  unexpected circumstances land us without money. So I thought a money saving post would be useful and helpful to all the students out there 🙂

  • Buy a rail card or bus card – this is prime if you’re someone who uses trains or buses a lot to get around, plus it saves you packets of money!
  • Buy in bulk – Buying food in bulk can be hard to get home but definitely worth it in the end when you have tons of food for half the price.
  • Visit fruit and veg markets – Going to local markets is cheaper than going to a major super market, food will be cheaper and sourced locally and much more healthier as well. Plus most market stall holders will give away fruit and vegetables at the end of a days trading if they have lots left over so take advantage of this.
  • Cooking from scratch – This is so much cheaper than buying lots of microwaveable meals plus it’s healthier too!
  • Grab all the discounts you can – NUS and various other student discount services make sure that us students are plied with money saving coupons so use what you can.
  • Discounts where you work – Sometimes being strategic about where you want to work can bring advantages, for example if you love fashion try and apply for one of your favourite fashion retailers that way you gain discount on all your favourite items! Or if you’re more creative and love food try to work in a bakery or somewhere where at the end of the day you are welcome to take home the leftover cakes and savories!
  • Invest in a printer – This is a sure fire way to save money if your university is one where you have to pay for printing. My parents brought me a printer to which I use endlessly to print off essays and coursework and I have saved loads.
  • Vintage fairs and Car boot sales – Going to these can prove fruitful, it’s a great way to find things you wanted at bargain prices!
  • Bad habits? – Try to kick the bad habits, smoking, eating take away regularly and drinking seem to be the biggest factors for wasting money now I know this is hard so if you cant give up then at least limit what you spend on these things.
  • Hand washing – This is something that not everyone is willing to try but believe me if you pay to do your washing then hand washing is cheaper, easier and faster and you’ll save loads.
  • Packed lunch – Taking packed lunch to University can sometimes be cheaper in the long run compared to buying food out or at the canteen.

Well these are just a few money saving  tips hope you enjoyed 🙂

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