Hello hello hello everyone! Hope all of you guys have been great since the last time we communicated! We’ve all been there… short on money, worried about how you are going to survive until you get some more… so that’s why today we are bringing to you one of the hottest topics when it comes to studying abroad – how to save money and become a great money manager. Let’s see which are the most useful ways of saving money together:
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This is literally the most effective way of saving money as a student. Whether it comes to food, accommodation, bills, etc., splitting the check will result in a lower cost-per-person, making your life easier and less stressful. Cook together with friends! Not only it means you’ll be spending much less money than if you were to buy all the ingredients yourself, but it can be a fun activity and a reason for socialising too.
Online will always be cheaper
Get into the habit of buying most of your stuff online. Electronics, clothes, even groceries can be bought online these days. E-commerce will always be cheaper than in-store purchases (for reasons such as the lack of paying employees or rent for the display place), so always be smart about your purchases ?
Ask for student discounts
This is another useful manner of saving some of your finances. Even though they might not advertise this, a lot of shops or commercial centres do offer discounts for students. So go ahead and ask the cashier about it every time you go shopping, even though it might not be on display. Who knows, it may actually be your lucky day ?
Hunt for vouchers/coupons
Believe it or not, there will always be someone (or something!) offering sale coupons in the campus streets. Or online for that matter. There are websites for example on which you fill out survey and you get paid in vouchers for doing it, so might as well try that to save some daily bucks, don’t you think?
Keep a monthly expenses log
That’s right! Keep all your purchase receipts. Write them down in a separate log, add them up have a total of your expenses at the end of each month. That should give you an accurate impression on your spending habits – whether or not you should tweak that money tap a bit for the next month. It may sound like a knit-picking thing to do, but it really helps in terms of money management.
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How to save money has always been students’ number one issue. We really hope those tips will help you have a smooth study abroad experience! We’ve got other tips too though, such as how to find your dream study abroad experience, so don’t be shy and take a look at our upcoming online open days!