How to… Deal with financial woes

Let’s face it, there’s nothing worse than being skint. Your mates are all away out, you can’t book that holiday everyone else is going on and you’ve got approximately 36p to get you through next weekend. Which is what makes the idea of borrowing money instantly so appealing. A report last week showed that over […]

Top 5 money saving tips for students

It’s the common stereotype that students everywhere are living off instant noodles and energy drinks – and, unfortunately, while this applies to a lot of students, it doesn’t need to. It can be a challenge to save money when you’re used to spending freely without thinking, but there are many great way to cut back on your spending without […]

Takeaway v. Home Cooking

One of the great things about moving away from home and going off to university or college is getting more independent and being in charge of your own money. However, it does suddenly mean that you’re allowed to buy whatever you want, whenever you want. This gets problematic when you’re in the flat on your […]

How To… Have Fun on a Student Budget

Being a student will be one of the most exciting times of your life. You’re meeting new friends, seeing new places, experiencing new things… But there’s only one problem: You’re broke. We’ve all been there – it’s tough when you don’t have the money to spend on a day out with friends. But have no […]

New Semester Resolutions

With summer drawing to a close, us students will no doubt be starting to plan the dreaded budget and the thought of giving up the luxuries we enjoyed over summer can heartbreaking. But by following these ‘new semester resolutions’ you can still save money without having to sacrifice the things you love… 1 )Walk more […]

From Junk to Jewels: Making the Most of Charity Shops

Charity shop stock is often looked upon as junk. Junk that no else wanted so it was stuffed in bags and dumped on Oxfam’s doorstep. Taking a different perspective however and getting creative with this ’junk’ could save you a small fortune, whilst donating to a good cause. Here are a few ideas to get […]

Managing student debt

We’re in a recession, and there is no way of avoiding it. High street stores are closing left, right and centre and finding a job appears harder than ever. Your education is one way to single yourself out when it comes to job-hunting, but unfortunately knowledge is not free. Though here in Scotland we’re lucky […]

Money Management

If talk of APRs and overdrafts has your head in a spin, our handy ‘how to’ guide will soon sort out your banking woes… PICK A BANK Whether you want to set up your first account or you think it’s time to get a better deal, the big question is – how do you pick […]

MON£Y MATT£RS

Mystified by money? Bad with a budget? You’re not alone! We spoke to Phillipa Cook, who graduated in 2009 and now works for the Financial Ombudsman Service – the free service set up by law to sort out problems between customers and financial businesses – for the top money tips she wishes she’d known before […]