Why Budgeting Is a Life Lesson Not Enough Students Are Learning

Making your money stretch further — a concept most students are painfully familiar with after embarking on university life. But were we ever aware during our school years of just how important it would come to be? Not so much, according to recent findings. The latest Student Money Survey shows almost three-quarters of students (70%) Read More …

7 Tips to Save Money on Your Student Food Shop

The student budget never seems to stretch far, does it? Some of the time it’s because of how you choose to spend the money. Even with a good budget setup, you can overspend in areas if you’re not careful. The student food budget is one of the most common areas to overspend. The majority of Read More …

Student Money Tips: Using Your First Credit Card

When I was a student, I got my first credit card. Actually, I ended up with two credit cards and one of them just because I wanted the blow up chair that came with it! At the time I had very little understanding about credit cards and if I could do it again…well, I’d still Read More …

6 Tips to Get Your Bank Balance in Order for Next Year

The new year for university is going to start soon. Depending on the part of the UK you live in, you will likely have one to two months left of the summer holidays. This is the time to start thinking about planning for next year. Of course money is always the forefront of all students’ Read More …

7 Tips to Stick to Your Student Budget

Now that you’ve created a student budget (if you haven’t, you’ll need to check this post out), you need to work to stick to it. Software and spreadsheets only do so much. It takes will power to stick to your student budget. But you’re not alone. There are millions of students around the world struggling Read More …

5 Tips for Creating Your Fat and Healthy Student Budget Emergency Fund

As part of your student budget, you need to create an emergency fund. This is non-negotiable. Your student budget emergency fund can help prevent a car breakdown or other unexpected cost from throwing you deep into debt. It’s something that many students overlook. There’s the excuse of not having any money left over each month Read More …

How to Create a Student Budget (and What to Do If You Go Over)

When you start university, you will soon find that you have very little money but there is so much going on. The maximum student loan available is approximately £8,000 per year, depending on the part of the UK that you live in. That is not a lot for a full year at university. Some students Read More …

What Exactly Is a Student Budget and Why Do I Need One?

Of all the student survival tips searched for, student budget, money tips, and finances in general always come up. When you become a student, you need to sit down and work out a budget. I’m not lying when I say that your student budget is your best friend. Well, it’s also your worst enemy when Read More …