Prepare your student finances this Christmas

Prepare your student finances this Christmas

Dec 10
Prepare your student finances this Christmas

It isn’t too late to start planning your finances for the Christmas period, and doing so can help you ensure that you have enough money in your pockets to cover present buying and enjoying yourself. The key is to set yourself a budget and to not deviate away from it. Of course, this is sometimes easier said than done, but with some simple steps it is possible.

A great place to start is by drawing up a list of all your income and outgoings. If you are struggling, there are some basic current accounts that are specifically tailored to students that can help, such as those available at ┬áSecure Trust Bank. The student account at Secure Trust even comes with a MasterCard prepaid card – details available at http://www.securetrustbank.com/current-account/about-your-prepaid-card – that is designed to help you manage your money better. For example, you can use it to keep the money for your utility bills to one side so you don’t get carried away and spend it.

You’d be surprised how few people are completely aware of what is going in and out of their accounts; however, this should become second nature to you throughout university to prevent yourself getting into a financial pickle.

 

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