Here’s a tempting job offer for the average student who likes nothing more than staying in bed all day.
There’s some good news for graduates who have student loans taken out since 1998 – interest rates charged on the loans are dropping thanks to the recent Bank of England rate cuts.
Students around the country will be looking forward to returning to university in the next few weeks, and although it’s been a few years since I went to uni, I thought I’d put together a few money tips for students.
The UK financial regulator, the Financial Services Authority (FSA) has launched a new website aimed at helping young adults (16-24) with their finances. This site is aimed at 16-24 year olds, to help you better understand money issues. It is part of our National Strategy for Financial Capability, which aims to improve the financial capability […]
Plonkee recently replied to a meme on her best financial move in college – I chimed in in her comments, but I thought it was something worth expanding on here. I was pretty fortunate that I was in one of the last university years who did not have to pay tuition fees, plus I also […]
Here’s a neat little tip courtesy of Lifehacker, which probably only really relates to students of English Literature, but might also be of use to those who like a good read too. Project Gutenburg is a website which publishes ebooks (books in Adobe PDF format) of texts which are out of copyright. For example, this […]
We’ve discussed the decision to leave or pay off your student loans before, and although the answer generally used to be “it’s the cheapest debt you’ll ever get into, don’t repay it until you’re forced to”, things have changed recently. The interest rate on student loans, which used to be a measly 2.4%, has recently […]
Apacs, the UK payments association, has released 2 guides discussing payment card options for teenagers and ‘young adults’. According to Apacs, 86% of 18-24 year olds carry some sort of plastic in their wallets, and these guides aim to help them make the right decision when choosing payment cards. And given that 16-17 year olds […]
If you’re interested in reading some more about student finance following my recent posts, The Telegraph has a couple of interesting articles looking at student money issues. Firstly, Do Your Financial Homework As A Student looks at pretty much all aspects of money at university, including student bank accounts, student loans, budgeting, renting and insurance. […]
One thing that many students overlook in their haste to get setup in their student house or halls of residence is insurance for their belongings. With the amount of electrical items and gadgets that the average student will be taking with them on the increase, it is becoming more and more important to get adequate […]