It’s that time of year! Fresh-faced teenagers, from one end of the country to the other, flock to the unknown cities they will call home for the next 3 years. With new friends and plenty of alcohol, I thought I’d share some tips on how to increase your student debt.
Perhaps the most important tip someone can give you. When you get your student loan every 3-4 months and after paying your rent, don’t leave the rest in your current account! By doing this you will spend unnecessary money on unnecessary things because you know that you have got some money there. Believe me, we’ve all done it.
Everyone has a certain amount, write a list of things you all eat, and pay for each item separately. Yeah Al that sounds pretty crap to me, Looks like BT ain’t for me either, Looks like BT ain’t for me either, Looks like BT ain’t for me either. Divide how much you get by how long you need to stay. Open a daily saver account, where you can access it if you need to do it online, but if you can’t see it all the time, you’ll put it in the back of your head and wait until next month Will forgets it So, now that you’ve got this month’s budget, do a great shop. This way you will know how much you are likely to spend and how long this meal will last you. It is also cheaper to shop with your flat mates.
Discover your nearest discount supermarket
Liddell has been my savior ever since I went out! It was our local store when we were at home. We will spend over £ 60 on each tour, 3 of us will only stay a week or more. Almost everything we bought was branded, Bill Sky made rockets, even when there was some kind of secret offer. Now, the shampoos and conditioners I buy are only £ 30 and actually double what I used to buy. So just because something isn’t a big brand doesn’t mean it’s not that good. Liddell also has great value for its fruits, vegetables and meat. But your local market (usually in and around town centers) is likely to be better for your money. LD is also a great discount store compared to well-known supermarkets, but personally, I’ve found their prices a bit higher than LDL’s.
Learn to cook
That’s the decent thing to do, and it should end there. You are away from home for the first time and being impressed with your cooking skills with new friends, no one is saying that you have to become a master chef, but if you are serious about saving a few pounds then you must learn to cook ۔ There is a way forward! Not only is it cheaper to buy ingredients than microwave food, dish noodles and dry pasta, but it is also much healthier, and with the internet at our fingertips, it doesn’t take long for you to find the recipe in your mind. Try to apply it. And hey, who knows, you might discover a new passion.
Freeze everything you can
I know a lot of residential halls and rented properties come with small freezers, which means you can’t start stockpiling if World War III starts, but there are some things for freezers. It would be better to make space. Number one is your leftover food in the tipper wear box. If you or someone else does not plan to eat them in the next 2 days, you will only need to freeze your leftover food. So plan what will be lost and what will not be eaten. Number 2 is bread. Like I said before, if everyone buys their own bread, you can throw it away because you can’t get it on time. But if the whole house is relying on a loaf of bread to see them, it certainly won’t last long. So if you bought 1 or 2 for the house, squeeze the second or third in the freezer to avoid this emergency trip to the Express Shop when you have a hangover and you want a bacon sarni.
Wilkos is your friend
Unless your course specifically asks for special equipment (for which you can usually get some extra anniversaries depending on the course and the university), then on everything before you start No need to pay attention. Start with the basics. A pen and a notebook. Another thing you can achieve after you start and have a clear idea of what you need. Not only Wilco’s but also Pound land and The Works, I found the best in items like stationery and homeware. I know it’s easy to buy a lot of things as soon as your loan comes in because you don’t know what you need, but be realistic.
It’s the same with homeware. Even if you become a master chef, you don’t need every kitchen utensil in the world if you use it once. Especially if you plan to bake, separate, and freeze large batches, you can eat mostly from a tipper ware box rather than a plate or bowl. All you need is 2 or 3 pieces of cutlery, two pans, and some cups/glasses. Keep in mind, the less you have, the more you have to clean.