Sustainable spending – how to go green and save money

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The climate is changing, but you can make a difference – by deciding to live more sustainably. Sustainable living doesn’t have to be expensive: it’s about only buying what you need, reusing what you have, and avoiding waste where you can – all of which can help you do your bit to save the planet and your pennies too!

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Top 5 bad money habits to break

It’s very easy to fall into bad habits. You may have the best of intentions, but if you’re having a bad day, or your friends suggest an impromptu night out or trip to the shops, you could make a spending mistake – or three – which can make you run out of cash earlier than you thought.

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Top 5 good money habits to start

Starting new habits doesn’t mean having to completely change your life. Although making adjustments to your usual behaviour can be scary, even taking small steps can help  improve your wellbeing – as well as your bank balance.

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NSMW – What are the true costs of renting?

National Student Money Week starts today at the University of Northampton!

This year, our campaign  ‘Where I live’ is focussing on housing, including the typical costs of renting and what to think about when looking for a new house for next year.

If you’re in your first year and currently living in Halls, you’ll probably need to move out at the end of the academic year. Similarly, some landlords like to change their student tenants each year, so even if you love your house share now, check with your landlord sooner rather than later so you know if you need to start looking.

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Hurry for the last day of Money Week!

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We launched our annual Money Week event on Monday (6th February) and as usual, it has been very popular – over the last two days, we’ve seen over 400 students!

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Money Week – Make small changes to save money!

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Looking at your spending can be scary sometimes, particularly if you’re not sure exactly where your money is going. It can also be difficult to work out where you can cut back. But even if you only make small changes, you can still save money – which is hugely important if you are trying to manage a fixed income like a student loan. Try our suggestions below to stretch your finances and you might even be motivated enough to start a savings account!

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Coming soon – Money Week!

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National Student Money Week (NSMW) will soon be here!

From Monday 06 – Wednesday 08 February 2017, the Financial Guidance team will  host NSMW*, focusing upon how you can make, do and mend your way towards better management of your money – instead of it managing you!

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