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Managing Your Money

Managing Your Money

Here’s a range of tips and ways you can make the most of your budget and save money. If you need any advice, feel free to contact us in the Student Money Advice Team.

  1. Buy basic instead of branded products
  2. Put a list together before going shopping
  3. Budget at the start of each month and spread your money over the term
  4. Don’t buy books new – choose second-hand and library editions
  5. Shop around to find the best (student) offers
  6. Cook batches and freeze the rest – it’s cheaper and saves cooking from scratch
  7. Change your bill payment dates so they leave your account just after payday
  8. Only buy what you need – avoid luxury spending and impulse buys
  9. Remember to budget for coffee breaks, nights out, travel home and birthdays
  10. Maximise your income – work overtime if you don’t have assignments due