Top Tips on How to Start Budgeting at University

Charlotte Burns | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Burns

The more you budget, the more fun you can have. Trust me, it's too easy to be put in a situation where you have used up all the money you have for the next six weeks and only have two tins of beans and a mouldy bit of bread left. You're not going to be going out clubbing or having a stress free time if that happens.

5 Money-Saving Travel Tips

The Huffington Post UK | Jordan Freud | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education

The real world can be expensive and with university starting up, it’s a little bit too easy to get overexcited with your spending. While we can’t ...

How to Successfully Navigate Student Finance

Leeanne Boulton | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Leeanne Boulton

If you find your money is draining away too quickly, you could consider getting a job. There will be plenty of employers looking for workers to cover shifts in pubs, cafes and shops at the start of the new academic year.

A Student Summer Holiday On A Shoestring

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Barrett | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

One of the biggest downsides to being a student is three months of summer holiday and no cash to do anything with it, although it's the perfect time t...

The Most Affordable UK University Cities

Dan Jones | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Dan Jones

Starting university is stressful. Although it's a fair while since I went through the process, the daunting task isn't lost on me. The thorniest issues then remain constant now; for some it was the application process, for others achieving their grade expectations, and understandably for many of us, it was the cost.

15 Money Hacks For A Cheap Festival

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Car sharing, taking an old phone and making your own wellies for a pound are just some of the top money saving tips for festivals, according to expert...

9 Cool Places To Go In The UK This Summer On A Budget

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Jennings | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

With exams nearly done, you're going to make it your mission to have the best summer yet. However, if your budget won't stretch far enough to go a...

Shopping For Your Easter Roast Dinner: How Do The Supermarkets Compare?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Lamb, roast potatoes, mint sauce, and of course hot cross buns. That's pretty much our food shop for Easter Sunday. If you're strapped for cash ...

Seven Top Tips for Renovating A Property

Tilly Wikeley | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tilly Wikeley

Having made cosmetic changes to our first flat and embarked on major renovation of our first house, people often ask me what are the key things I've learnt from the experience. We've learnt some the hard way and I know I'd definitely do things differently next time...so here are my top tips for getting the best out of any house project you take on.

Three Best Pieces of Advice for Anyone of Any Age

Vicky Chan | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Vicky Chan

Do what you love. Even if no one advises you to do it, do it... Don't know what you love? Love an infinite list of things? Do it all! ... If you're worried about looking 'lame' or 'nerdy', don't worry - I've been there.

Living Below the Line: Day Two

Leeanne Boulton | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK
Leeanne Boulton

Today is Day 2 of Living below the line. Yesterday's food came in at an astounding 61p, which I can't quite believe is possible...

Six Things to Consider Before You Travel

Anna Pitts | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Pitts

Jet setting this summer? Taking a gap year? Before you skip to the travel agents or log on to EasyJet, take a few moments and read this to make sure you've fully thought your travel plans through.

Why Marshmallows and Money Are the Key to Success

Vivi Friedgut | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK
Vivi Friedgut

Understanding the repercussions of everyday financial decisions is just the starting point for good money management. This, along with techniques such as budgeting and making the most of their income, enables students to become 'future capable.'

Managing Your Finances In Five Easy Steps

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

New year, new resolutions right? And we're betting one of them is getting your finances in line? If we're bang on the money (sorry), read on.. S...

Decorating Your Student House For Christmas On A Budget

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education

As a uni student, money isn't exactly easy to come by, but that doesn't mean you can't spruce up your pad for Christmas. However, with money tighte...

Five Easy Ways to Save Money for the Future

Zahra Razavi | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

The future is a scary concept. Whether you're a school leaver, the family breadwinner in the prime of your career, or about to enter retirement, it's natural to have concerns about the years to come. Money is the primary area of worry for most people, but there are simple and painless ways to prepare without winning the lottery.

US Ambassador Tells United Nations Diplomats To Stop Turning Up Drunk

Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK Politics

A US ambassador has politely requested his United Nations colleagues stop turning up to budget meetings so drunk. Joseph Torsella, deputy US ambas...

Cooking On A Budget

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Ready-made meals fresh from the freezer seem have a particularly strong appeal when your bank balance is teetering dangerously close your overdraft li...

Need To Budget This January?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

January is never a healthy time for bank balances. Whether you've splurged your money on mulled wine or elf outfits, most students are waiting hungril...

How To Save Money This Christmas

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Christmas is an expensive time all round and if you're a student with no income then it can often be pretty stressful. As competition for jobs does...

Surviving Unpaid Internships

Cerian Jenkins | Posted 27.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Cerian Jenkins

It's a tough time to be an intern at the moment. Though the number and range of internships in the UK have increased considerably in the last few years, a staggering one in three interns are working for nothing. Zilch. Nada.

Student Accommodation: The Cheapest University Towns To Live In

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

The time to pick your university is fast-approaching. You may be considering nightlife or distance from home (the further the better) as top prioritie...

Revealed: The Most Expensive Student Accommodation

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

With the tuition fees rise looming, purse strings will be tightened and pennies counted. With this in mind, many students will be taking a long, ha...

Families Face Summer on a Shoestring

Helen Dent | Posted 23.09.2012 | UK
Helen Dent

Government statistics shows that a week's family holiday is out of reach for the majority of children in low income families which is borne out by the voices of the families in this report. The ability of children to access at least a week's annual holiday away from home with their families is one of the indicators used by government to estimate material deprivation in childhood.

The Importance of Pocket Money

Dr. James Lane | Posted 26.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Dr. James Lane

Pocket money is a great way of introducing children to learn financial literacy from an early age. Giving children the opportunity to earn more money through additional chores will help children begin to understand the financial benefits that come from hard work. Furthermore, it is imperative that we also teach our children about their role as a consumer.