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 […]

Spendy-savvy students

If you wish you were better with your budget, don’t despair! We take a look at all the brilliant discounts and cost-cutting tips to save you some cash and help your social life, your wardrobe and your travel plans… One of the downsides of being in education is the lack of income. While you might […]

Confessions of a Shopaholic

Student life can be expensive, and many young Scots struggle to manage on their own. We take a look at the urge to splurge and offer you advice on how to get your balance out of the red… When Isla Fisher took on the role of Becky Bloomwood, shopping addict extraordinaire, the world rolled its […]