5 Ways To Save Money As A University Student

Today I'll show you 5 simple and easy to implement tips for you to save that extra money instead of spending it mindlessly.
 
Everyone wants to save money, right? 
 
I speak for myself (and probably a lot more people) when I say  I get super excited to save money and then I enter a store and all that excitement is replaced by the excitement of buying something new.
 
Today I’ll show you 5 simples tips you can implement in your life right now to save money.
 

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5 Tips to Save Money 

1- Bring your lunch from home instead of spending money eating out.

This is a thing I should’ve started doing at the beginning of the school year but unfortunately, I didn’t. This might sound like a bother: having to cook and then transport the food to school/ work, but trust me, it’s so worth it!
 
I speak for myself: if I take food with me to university instead of eating at the cafeteria, I save a little over 10€ a week. That’s 40 something € a month!
 

2-  Always compare prices

 
This is something I learned from my mom: she does this every time. You know those annoying supermarket papers you find EVERY SINGLE DAY on your mail? They are actually pretty helpful!
 
Browse through them and compare prices. For example, in a certain supermarket, a Colgate Toothpaste may cost 2,5€ (totally making that number up) and in another supermarket, it might be 20 cents cheaper.
 
I know it doesn’t sound like a lot of money to save but it’s better than nothing. 
 

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3- Become a member/ Get Discounts 

A lot of brands and stores have discounts and coupons that are given exclusively to people who have their store/brand cards or are listed in their subscription emails. This can help you save a lot of money. 
 
 Last week, for example, a perfume/beauty shop gave me a 7,5€ coupon and I was able to buy a liquid lipstick for 2,45€ when it originally cost 9,95€. 
 
The other story is: my godmother subscribed to Blanco’s newsletter and because of that, she received a 50% discount on a purchase! 
 
Today I'll show you 5 simple and easy to implement tips for you to save that extra money instead of spending it mindlessly.

4- Keep track of your expenses 

Writing down the money you receive and the amount you spend is a great way to keep track of your expenses.
 
I use my bullet journal to write down the amount of money I received that month on one column and the money I spent on the other one.
 
This helps me see how much I money I have left at the end of each month and it also helps me to figure out how to save even more the following month. 

5- Create a savings account

Out of sight out of mind right? If you can’t see your money, you won’t be tempted to spend it.
 
I have an account that, every time I put money in there, half of it goes into my savings account.
 
This is a great way to save money, because, for you to transfer the money on your savings account back into your ‘usable’ account takes a bit of work and most people will just be too. lazy to do it.

What do you do to save money? 

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