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    (Original post by le mayhem)
    she will be posting asking about joining ISIS next
    (Allegedly) this :troll: is a male of the species - but hey who knows?
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    (Original post by le mayhem)
    I think this person is an elaborate troll
    What could I expect from people on a thread about living on a budget.
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    Your uni may have a second hand bookshop?

    Meal plan

    As tempting as it was, we had a Tesco 2 minutes down the road. It was a little 24 hour one. Being Metro, it was expensive. Ok, if you ran out of milk; but not for a full weeks shop.
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    (Original post by usualsuspects)
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    Apparently trolls like grapefruit and they hide them to keep them safe...

    Who knew?
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    (Original post by Drez999)
    Apparently trolls like grapefruit and they hide them to keep them safe...

    Who knew?
    Forgot you were gay. Look at my legs, if you can't even tell I'm a boy then no point discussing with you. The fact you call chav person who knows Latin and Ancient Greek already hints to you mental deficiency, but this even surpasses it.
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    (Original post by usualsuspects)
    Forgot you were gay. Look at my legs, if you can't even tell I'm a boy then no point discussing with you. The fact you call chav person who knows Latin and Ancient Greek already hints to you mental deficiency, but this even surpasses it.
    I'm not gay you chavvy :troll:
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    (Original post by Drez999)
    I'm not gay you chavvy :troll:
    Bisex sorry (you wrote it some time ago). Nothing wrong at all.
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    (Original post by usualsuspects)
    Bisex sorry (you wrote it some time ago). Nothing wrong at all.
    If you mean bisexual then yes I am and quite open about it on here.
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    You should be fine. Buy the shops range I.e. Smart price Asda or Tesco range. Don't try and spend too much on nights out, I usually buy a 8 pound bottle of vodka and tropical juice and that's me sorted for the night. Prepare your lunch at home and take it to lectures because meals on campus are a fortune.
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    (Original post by Drez999)
    If you mean bisexual then yes I am and quite open about it on here.
    Yes sorry I was typing quickly.
    Didn't want to arouse you.
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    (Original post by usualsuspects)
    Yes sorry I was typing quickly.
    Didn't want to arouse you.
    You are seriously deluded...
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    (Original post by usualsuspects)
    Yes sorry I was typing quickly.
    Didn't want to arouse you.
    You need a better hobby
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    (Original post by usualsuspects)
    I'm getting experience on TSR, that's why I'm here, because it's the best place to learn about the less privileged.
    The TSR demographic is definitely not representative of what I would consider the least privileged in UK society. Your local food bank or Citizens Advice Bureau might be a better place to start?
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    (Original post by Forecast)
    The TSR demographic is definitely not representative of what I would consider the least privileged in UK society. Your local food bank or Citizens Advice Bureau might be a better place to start?
    No such thing near me and I'm not too concerned about those who are extremely poor, but about the "common people" levels, poverty (or lack of money) that affects a significant percentage of the population.

    TSR might not be representative as a whole of the underprivileged, but all the threads on budgeting seem to suggest there is a strong presence. For example, I learnt about "overdrafts" on here.
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    (Original post by TheFarmerLad)
    Nope. If you wanna socialise with the rugby lads you'll have to fork out considerably more on drink
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    (Original post by Gatewaymerge)
    I meant it as that there are ways to get books on the internet without paying for them. Obviously paper copies are better but you can't really afford that. Also curious about what's taking so much of your money? You say you have 7.5k and term time is what 30 weeks? Are you gonna go back home when it's the holidays or are you going to stay there? How much of that are you actually trying to save?
    Rent will take up a lot of my student loan. Also I'm probably will be staying at halls during holidays..
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    £55?! You shopping at Waitrose or something?
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    (Original post by MrsSheldonCooper)
    Ahhh Lidl will be my best friend then I'm not sure if nightclubs in Notts have free entry actually :/
    Of course they do, you just need to poke around the social media a bit and maybe sign up to a few email lists! Trust me, if I can go clubbing in central London and spend effectively £0 (I already had a bottle of the alcohol for the pres), you can do it. If not totally free £3 entry is very easy to find.

    In terms of the bigger question I have no idea but I hope so as I'm off to uni next September. If it were just for food and going out that should be fine- the only problem is the other costs that you don't think of immediately when budgeting if you've never lived away from home: toiletries, dish washer tablets (really pricey), washing liquid, travel, medicine (do students pay prescription charges?). Honestly I think getting a part time job asap would be the best idea.
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    I got my weekly shop down to between £5-9 a week, and I wasn't even eating badly. Left loads of cash for socialising and travel, I spent around £35 on average.

    It's doable, but make sure you budget for extra money for your first month, because you will spend more in that month than the rest of your year.
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    (Original post by loperdoper)
    I got my weekly shop down to between £5-9 a week, and I wasn't even eating badly. Left loads of cash for socialising and travel, I spent around £35 on average.

    It's doable, but make sure you budget for extra money for your first month, because you will spend more in that month than the rest of your year.
    what were you eating?
 
 
 
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