Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Student Life: Maximising your Budget

Whether it’s revising, being on placement or budgeting my money, student life isn’t always plain sailing like people make it out to be. I try and make life as easy as possible for myself, so I’m not worrying about money, when I could be focusing on my studies.

Whether it’s for food shopping, nights out or train tickets, your student loan doesn’t last forever. I find that when it comes to budgeting, it’s the little things that make a huge difference. Here’s some top tips from First Transpennine Express that’ll help you start living to your means, without missing out on all the fun!!

9 tips to keep your student overdraft far from red

9 money saving tips to keep your student bank account far from red [infographic] by the team at TransPennine Express

My railcard is definitely one of my most used money savers - although I'm jealous of the 50% discount on TransPennine Express! I also save money by doing online grocery shopping in order to make the most of multibuy offers on things I can keep in the cupboard, without having to carry it all home. I've tried doing some survey websites too. It can take a bit of trial-and-error to find one that has enough relevant surveys yet doesn't bombard you with emails, but I have earned a few vouchers this way. Also look out for any paid participation for research - there's usually something going on at university!

What would be your advice to anyone trying to save money while at university?


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