Student money saving

Students are notoriously short of money, and funding your way through university or college generally means you have to live on a shoestring. We have some tips on how to prepare for going off to uni, what to take (and what not to take), and how to live more cheaply as a student.

Save money on your phone calls using VoIP

smartphone with voip

Mobile phones are a large part of everyday life in today’s society. With the development of smartphones and app driven devices, mobile phones can do almost anything we could want them to do. Unfortunately, this convenience and ease of use comes at a cost. Mobile phone plans with unlimited talk, text, and data can take […]


Cheap recipes – butternut squash risotto

Cheap recipes - butternut squash risotto

Using vegetables as a base for your recipes instead of meat can save lots of money on your weekly food bill, and if you’ve grown the vegetables yourself, even better!  My eldest son, who is a university student and living on a tight budget, is always on the lookout for easy, cheap recipes.  He makes […]


Cooking for students – healthy eating on a budget

Cooking for students - healthy eating on a budget

Food is one of the main areas of expenditure for those studying away from home, and cooking can be a real challenge for students, but you really don’t want to live on Pot Noodles and Cup-a-Soup for a whole term.  Healthy eating on a budget is more straightforward than you might think – it is […]


Things to take to uni

student money saving tips

Getting ready to go to university for the first time can be a daunting prospect.  Knowing what you need to take is tricky, and if you’re on a budget you really don’t want to be shelling out for items that you’ll never use. Here are a few guidelines for things to consider when you’re preparing […]