Student Money Hacks: Top Tips For Saving Money As A Student
By Rebecca Maher on January 6th, 2023
There are lots of ways to help you save money for the year ahead, especially if you are waiting for the next student loan instalment. If you are looking for some money tips to help you start as you mean to go on this year, finance student and Downing Students’ Verde resident Natasha has you covered with some top tips for saving money that have helped her along the way.
Have at least one no spend day- it may be difficult, but long term you can become more mindful of how and what you spend money on.
Always opt for 0% or low interest rate bank account when it comes to overdrafts, and avoid going over your overdraft limit, which can lead to charges and affect your credit score long term. Consider comparison sites such as ‘Money Saving Expert’ to identify the best savings accounts too.
This is certainly a cheaper alternative to takeaways.
Take a look at some of our delicious meal in a reel series for some tasty meal inspiration, perfect for when you are meal planning ahead. Share what you make with us and tag us on social when you have made your favourite dishes @downing_students
You can also read more on how to eat healthy on a budget with more of our top tips on how right here.
Student Discounts are available everywhere. Make sure you take full advantage of your student card, which entitles you to discounts on everything from food, drink, university essentials and more.
There is nothing better than free fun, right? Our Downing Students’ residents are always sharing free and fun days out to enjoy in your university cities.
Take full advantage of all travel cards and discounts available for when you are commuting in and around your university city.
@breakingthedebtcycle – a must follow for tracking advice, no spend challenges and more!
@budgetjones – for the tips on budgeting and savings goals
@ndainternet – money hack saving goals!
One last tip, if you live with Downing Students and you want to book again, take advantage of our refer a friend and group booking discounts. Also, if you are researching accommodation providers choose one that includes lots of added benefits in their pricing. For example, with Downing Students all bills are included in your rent charge and you also have access to added facilities such as gyms and cinema rooms. Meaning you don’t have to splurge on a gym membership.