This morning we’ve read Chris’ article on how to save money as a student. Very brilliant demonstrations that can help you have some money left aside for some useful investment.
Here is Chris
Hello! I’m Chris, recent Leeds university graduate and current SEO. After reading Nielsen’s blog and noticing the “posts from other students who want to have a crack at blogging” clause in his sidebar, I thought I’d get in touch and offer a post. He nobly obliged.
So here I am, offering my insights into simple actions students (and indeed anyone) can take to:
a) Save money b) Eat healthily c) Get fit
Tip one: Buy a bike
Often you can break the repayments up over a year (or longer) as well, and depending where you buy from you can get 0% interest so you’re not getting stung on the repayments. Not only that, but cycling is fun, social (if you participate in cycling groups or events like Critical Mass), and great exercise (point c).
Tip two: Spend thrifty
Fairly self-explanatory on the surface: spending less equates to saving more. Knowing where you can save money is the skill, though. As a student I spent a lot of money on microwaves, kettles, toasters and whatever else when I moved from halls in first year to houses thereafter (stingy landlords, you see). In retrospect I could have saved a lot of money by shopping at stores who have special student deals.
You can also save money by pausing before each purchase and asking yourself ‘do I really need this?’ – another relatively simple but surprisingly effective technique to achieve point a)
Tip three: Eat soup
Soup is great. Get pretty much any combination of vegetables, perhaps some lentils, a sprinkling of assorted herbs and spices, blend it up, and you’ve got soup. You can either follow recipes (my favorite) or experiment or come up with your own.
Thank you Chris