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5 Tips for Student Money Saving

Student money saving can be hard because you finally have the freedom to buy whatever you want. Well, I’m here to help you budget for your uni life. So here are my 5 tips to help students save money.

1 – Make your own food

This one may seem very obvious, but when you first go to uni, it’s tempting to eat out at any given point. For; breakfast, lunch and dinner you’ll be tempted to go and buy food. Instead what you should do is buy the ingredients and make a batch of food. That way you can use the leftovers for lunch the next day. It’s cheaper to buy the ingredients and make the food than it would be to buy the food from a shop or a restaurant.

You can find recipes online for free, so even if you haven’t appropriately cooked, it’ll be easy enough to learn.

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2 – Use your local library

Libraries have a lot to offer, and it’s all for free. You can get books, movies and even video games. They may even have some of the textbooks you need in stock, which will again save you money. They can also be a great way to get discounted tickets for museums and art galleries. Throughout the year libraries tend to host events, which will allow for you to get entertainment year round. Here is a link to ‘Central Libary‘ in Liverpool to make life easier.

3 – Use coupons and find sales

When it comes to shopping, you should always do some checking for coupons beforehand. Most supermarkets still print out the weekly flyers that have offers on them. Always pick up those flyers and never buy big priced items at full price. Big priced items will still go on sale, so bide your time and then pounce on the item. You will save yourself a lot of money in the long run. Here is a link to the ‘Liverpool One’ student event, it has a whole host of discounts to use on the 3rd of April.

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4 – Seek out free entertainment

Like using your local libraries, there’s free entertainment all year round. Especially in summer, communities and schools do shows free of charge. Check the internet to see if any free events are coming up. This works exceptionally well in cities with higher populations such as; Liverpool, Manchester and London. Always be looking for something that’s happening in your area. Here is my personal favourite bit of free entertainment in Liverpool, the ‘Hot Water Comedy Club‘. A free comedy club where comedians test their new material. 

5 – Make a budget!

This one is self-explanatory, but you can’t reduce your costs before knowing what they are in the first place. Start by making a list of everything you intend to spend money on over a month, ensure that you include all the little purchases as well. Then add all the money that you’re receiving. Once you have this as accurate as possible look at where you can cut costs, there’s 4 in this blog for you.

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Conclusion

There is our blog on saving money as a student, but what did you think? If you found it useful let us know and don’t forget to share this with your friends. Thanks for reading!

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