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random question, how much do u guys have saved or have access to. i'll be starting uni this year and wonder how much you guys have saved to start uni
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random question, how much do u guys have saved or have access to. i'll be starting uni this year and wonder how much you guys have saved to start uni
😳😳people are saving money?? I have £35 to my name 😂 September will be interesting!
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😳😳people are saving money?? I have £35 to my name 😂 September will be interesting!
Haha not specifically for uni but I just usually save what I get especially in lockdown😂😅 hoping to get a part time job soon as well
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Haha not specifically for uni but I just usually save what I get especially in lockdown😂😅 hoping to get a part time job soon as well
Ah fairs I had 2 part time jobs alongside sixth form before lockdown number 1. I was offered to go back to working in a pub just before Xmas but got cancelled before I even had a shift 😂 hard times getting work in a pandemic ig
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Ah fairs I had 2 part time jobs alongside sixth form before lockdown number 1. I was offered to go back to working in a pub just before Xmas but got cancelled before I even had a shift 😂 hard times getting work in a pandemic ig
Ah that’s so annoying! I was lucky enough to get a job at Tesco when schools shut in March but it was just temporary. Now I’m through to the 3rd interview for a new job, so pretty excited about that😁
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Ah that’s so annoying! I was lucky enough to get a job at Tesco when schools shut in March but it was just temporary. Now I’m through to the 3rd interview for a new job, so pretty excited about that😁
That’s great!! Definitely jealous 😂 none of the supermarkets here want me but maybe I’m just better at cafes and bars 😂 good luck with your job!
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Although I don't go to university, I have saved a good sum of money, maybe because I am not studying. :rolleyes:
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random question, how much do u guys have saved or have access to. i'll be starting uni this year and wonder how much you guys have saved to start uni
I can’t get a job in my town - partially because of Covid, but mainly because it’s so small yet overpopulated! So, I’m going to have to rely on the child trust fund thing the government set up for a few years
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I can’t get a job in my town - partially because of Covid, but mainly because it’s so small yet overpopulated! So, I’m going to have to rely on the child trust fund thing the government set up for a few years
I just remembered about that today! Sent a thing away to find out where the account is so I can access it 😂
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I just remembered about that today! Sent a thing away to find out where the account is so I can access it 😂
I had a card sent by the company about 3 months after my 18th Birthday
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I used to save up around £2K - £4K a week when I was contracting. Nowadays, I just put aside £500 a month i.e. £6000 a year. The rest goes towards outgoings and other costs.
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I used to save up around £2K - £4K a week when I was contracting. Nowadays, I just put aside £500 a month i.e. £6000 a year. The rest goes towards outgoings and other costs.
Wow that is impressive. How did you manage to do that? Contracting as in building works?

Personally I save £200 to 300/week but it's through delivery work around college. Once I'm qualified as a mechanic I'll be raking in the cash like there's no tomorrow!
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Wow that is impressive. How did you manage to do that? Contracting as in building works?

Personally I save £200 to 300/week but it's through delivery work around college. Once I'm qualified as a mechanic I'll be raking in the cash like there's no tomorrow!
Contracting as in software engineering contracts, rates are usually on average £300 - £500 + VAT a day. I got tired of it and just work as a normal permanent employee now, pay is a bit less, but it's more stable, don't have to stress over taxes and accountancy fees and applying for new contracts all the time. It's fun to do in your 20s though, you can pretty much afford anything you want, but as you get older, it does get tiring. Some developers do contracting all their life though, just depends on your preference and lifestyle. I had a nice BMW phase lol.
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Contracting as in software engineering contracts, rates are usually on average £300 - £500 + VAT a day. I got tired of it and just work as a normal permanent employee now, pay is a bit less, but it's more stable, don't have to stress over taxes and accountancy fees and applying for new contracts all the time. It's fun to do in your 20s though, you can pretty much afford anything you want, but as you get older, it does get tiring. Some developers do contracting all their life though, just depends on your preference and lifestyle. I had a nice BMW phase lol.
That's really well paid, but for me it would be the wrong thing to get into because I'm not really into software and computers, I like cars and working on them. Which is why i want to be a mechanic and hopefully run my own garage one day. If you don't mind me asking which BMW did you have? Bmw does seem the best of the German brands imo, but for reliability nothing can beat honda and toyota!
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That's really well paid, but for me it would be the wrong thing to get into because I'm not really into software and computers, I like cars and working on them. Which is why i want to be a mechanic and hopefully run my own garage one day. If you don't mind me asking which BMW did you have? Bmw does seem the best of the German brands imo, but for reliability nothing can beat honda and toyota!
When I was earning money through contracts, my first BMW was a 530D, I then moved on to an Audi A3 briefly before getting a 120D which I really liked so I added some upgrades to it, but then changed so I upgraded to a BMW M135 - that was awesome, I was gonna try an M2 or M140 next, possibly M4, but towards the end other stuff was happening in my life and I moved on.

I'm just really into IT and tech and enjoy working in this field, nothing wrong with you wanting to be a mechanic - there's plenty of good money there too.
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When I was earning money through contracts, my first BMW was a 530D, I then moved on to an Audi A3 briefly before getting a 120D which I really liked so I added some upgrades to it, but then changed so I upgraded to a BMW M135 - that was awesome, I was gonna try an M2 or M140 next, possibly M4, but towards the end other stuff was happening in my life and I moved on.

I'm just really into IT and tech and enjoy working in this field, nothing wrong with you wanting to be a mechanic - there's plenty of good money there too.
Those are some great cars, I drove a 520d briefly and I loved it, can't imagine what a 530d would be like. Was also a passenger in a 640d and that was mental 😂😂😂. The best thing for anyone imo is to do what you like, I know for a fact that I would be happy if I had a long day at the garage!
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£30,000
What age are you?
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What age are you?
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Plus I have a house which I put a large deposit on.
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Plus I have a house which I put a large deposit on.
That's really good, I'm 18 so got a few years but hopefully I make some good progress in the next few years financially. If you had one thing you could do differently since you were 18 in terms of money what would it be if you don't mind me asking?
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