Being a student doesn’t always mean being broke. In fact, more and more students are thinking outside of the box and making their finances stretch a little further, not constantly borrowing from the bank of mum and dad. Of course, this is your first time away from home and the first time you’re managing your own finances without guidance from your parents, so it’s only natural to make a few money mistakes whilst you get to grips with your incomings and outgoings.
But, as I mentioned before, students are finding ways to shake off the stigma of being bad with money and not just saving it but making it too! Want to find out more? Read on for how to become a savvy student with these cunning cash savers:
Vape Instead Of Smoking
If you’re still smoking traditional cigarettes then you’re probably aware of how expensive your habit is. The solution? Check out some vaping products instead. 88Vape have a wide range of products that are kinder to your wallet and less harmful than traditional cigarettes. Check them out!
Even better if you’re able to quit smoking by the time you walk for graduation. 😉
Get Cashback On (almost) Everything
Money-back for spending money? Sounds too good to be true, right? Wrong! Check out cashback sites such as Topcashback and Quidco and you’ll join the thousands of others who are already making money back on essential purchases and the frivolous ones too!
There are special cashback offers that change every week and you can get as much as 2% back on your online food shop or even a huge 20% back on something else! Search for your favorite stores and see how much you could potentially be earning.
Enjoy going out to eat? A popular NYC app is Seated, where you actually get rewards for going out. A friend of mine has made over $300 in Amazon giftcards since December from using Seated whenever she goes out to eat. Yeah, you heard right.
Shop the World
Did you know that the international food aisle in your local supermarket is bursting with amazing produce and even cheaper prices? Up to as much as 75%! Lentils, rice, snacks, sauces, dried goods and even drinks. You’ll be amazed at how much you can save just by taking a closer look and trying something different!
Say No to To Cable TV
With so much good TV out there at the moment, it’s safe to say that waving goodbye to your traditional cable won’t mean missing out on too much. As long as you’re paying for broadband you can stream as much TV as you want through other (cheaper) subscription services.
Alternatively, go through your current subscriptions and remove the ones you use the least to save a little more. You can always re-join or share an account with a (generous) friend.
Don’t Shop On An Empty Stomach
When you hit the supermarket and do a weekly shop, it’s important to go in with a plan in mind. Or at least, a list. When you plan your weekly meals make sure you write a list and stick to it, that way you avoid any frivolous purchases and end up at the checkout with no specific meals and a huge total.
Shopping with a full stomach will also make you less likely to pile your trolley high with snacks and junk food!
If you’re in college, how do you save money?