As a university student, one of the best days is when you check your balance after your loan has dropped and you've finally got money again!
Sorry to sound like your Mum, but you need to budget it otherwise you'll be skint before you know it.
- Start by listing all of your incomings and outgoings so you know what you have left and if you need to cut back on anything.
- Rather than cutting shopping and treats out of your life, be sensible and use student discounts when you're out and about. Not all shops advertise them so don't be afraid to ask! Keep your student card on you at all times just in case you fancy a spontaneous shopping trip - you'll regret it if not.
- Learning how to cook will go a long way. Not only will you enjoy mealtimes more than when you're eating Super Noodles but you'll save so much money than eating takeaways and other lazy food like pizza and chips.