Broke uni studentWatch
Any money saving tips?
Identify ways to save money. Make a short list of money saving ideas on Word and print off two copies. One copy can hang in a accessible place on a wall and the other copy is a back up copy in case. One really good way to reduce your overall spending is to cut down on food shopping etc. Have a weekly meal plan to refer to. Store that safely somewhere in addition.
Look at food related deals online or in supermarkets. And when you want to see a movie on Netflix or Amazon Prime, then try to only pick a free or low cost one you like to see. Same applies to your mobile phone, do you qualify for any current deals or not? There are offers to be used, take a quick look at the website of the phone company or call or email for more information.
If eating a meal in restaurants, research the offers and promotions in advance etc. Out on the town or at the cinema? You can save a lot of money by limiting the amount that you drink on a night out and bringing food from home to eat during a film. You can even keep costs down by opting for a student card in advance and making use of any travel deals and so on.
Store cupboard essentials and keeping them stocked (I have been at uni a month and not had to replace pasta or rice or porridge yet)
The freezer for batch cooking (saves time overall too)
Shopping in cheap supermarkets or buying reduced things.
Maybe try shopping at cheaper supermarkets Aldi and Lidl are good cheap supermarkets. Also having a part time job whilst studying is great help financially if you can manage it. I am a student ambassador at my University and it is quiet flexible as I am not committed to work so I can work around my studies. As well as working as a student ambassador for my University I am also with a few catering and hospitality agencies which are good for flexibility.
In which city are you studying?
I'm not saying that you do. I'm only saying, don't do it. I've crossed a few nonces in the past who use that they're broke as an excuse for binging on someone else's shopping. Pigs.