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I spent £1400 since September and now I only have £200 to last until January 8th. Help

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Damn. By my maths that is £2.59 a day... or £18.13 a week (roughly).
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Beg from your parents or get a job.
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Beg from your parents or get a job.
My parents can’t help, and I’m too lazy to do that. I’m up to my neck in assignments already, too

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you really need to save and balance well.
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If you won’t work part time then the only thing left is a student overdraft or student credit card. Most banks have an upper limit of £500 for a student credit card. However, be prepared for repayments on a card, and in January part of your maintenance loan will be eaten up by repaying the overdraft if you opted for that.

A part time job would be the wisest thing to do however.
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Part time job to cover yourself now, and then next term of SF make a budget for yourself and stick to it!
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Student overdraft and part time job. Even just a few hours on a Sunday would be an extra £15 or so.
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I spent £1400 since September and now I only have £200 to last until January 8th. Help

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How much maintenance loan did you get?
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Hey, I would seriously strongly recommend getting the part-time job. If your parents can't help you, this is the best decision.

You said you're pretty much up the brim with assignments?

Then I'd recommend that you go for a different approach for the part-time job. Find something that doesn't clash with your classes, and is late in the evening. Maybe even work once or twice a week, because even if you get paid £20 per session, if you work twice a week, that's a total of £40. Add that to the £18 per week you've got left per week, that's around £60.

In terms of groceries and food, you're sorted. But try being a little cautious and get only what you need, not luxuries. Don't spend more that £20-30. The rest of your money should be left for general needs.

So, put aside the Starbucks and whatever people get these days. That's too expensive.

I don't know if you're paying for your rent monthly or you've got a scheme worked out, or if you even have rent at all, but if you've got that to pay for too, you'll have to limit your spendings even more.

I strongly recommend that next time you get your money (come January), try fixing out a budget. No offence, but I think spending £1400 as a student is a little ridiculous.
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In terms of groceries and food, you're sorted. But try being a little cautious and get only what you need, not luxuries. Don't spend more that £20-30. The rest of your money should be left for general needs.
Meal plan to minimise the amount you're wasting.
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Meal plan to minimise the amount you're wasting.
This is just a general thing. Spending £20 on groceries would probably leave you enough to last even the next week over. It's their choice how little they want to spend on food and stuff.
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If you can't get a job or get money from elsewhere, you need to really budget. You have about £2.60 per day, so don't blow it all on a single coffee! If you shop smartly, your money will cover food. If you need to pay rent as well though, you definitely need a job. Next time don't spend all your money early...
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you'd better start turning tricks or something.......
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My parents can’t help, and I’m too lazy to do that. I’m up to my neck in assignments already, too

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You could, erm.... make cheap slav foods for the next two months. Otherwise, you should get a job.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvKQNLdMr48
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Sounds like you need to have pasta and super noodles every day
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You're asking for help with money problems, yet you've said you're too lazy to get a part-time job, which will bring in money. You have to help yourself here.
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Do you have any friends who are able to help you in this situation? If not I'm afraid it'll have to be pot noodles for the next 3 months.
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How much maintenance loan did you get?
I received £2800, but £1200 is rent. I have £1400 left but the £1200 must be payed on October 31st

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Sounds like you need to have pasta and super noodles every day


not even "super" noodles

this man needs to be on some sainsbury's basics range type of noodles.......
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