Money Week 2020

Coming soon – ‘Spend healthy – live healthy: sustainable money’

Every year, the Financial Guidance team hosts National Student Money Week (NSMW) to highlight the financial support and guidance available at the University of Northampton. This year’s theme is ‘Spend healthy – live healthy: sustainable money’, and we will focus on how to make changes to be a happier, healthier, and more sustainable spender. 

Our Money Week runs from 10 – 14 February – we’ll be available on the ground floor of the Learning Hub on Tuesday 11 February and Thursday 13 February from 10am – 3pm with competitions, freebies, information, etc, and more.

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How to make a salad in a jar

As part of our Money Week event (10 – 14 February 2020), we’re giving away 12oz (340g) glass jars for our competition to win a fitness tracker – simply create a ‘Meal in a Jar’, send us a photo with your recipe through either Facebook or Instagram (further Terms and Conditions apply).

If you’d like some inspiration, you’ve come to the right place – here is our guide to making a simple, quick and easy ‘salad in a jar’, packed with layers of colour and flavour.

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‘Fakeaway’ Competition Terms and Conditions

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As part of our Money Week 20 event, we are running a ‘Fakeaway’ competition to win £100 – here are the terms and conditions for entry:

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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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Apps to help you save money

Managing your money can be difficult, however there are dozens of apps available to help simplify this – and best of all, many of these are absolutely free!

So if the idea of sitting down with your bank statements and a spreadsheet brings you out in a cold sweat, look for an app instead.

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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.

Assuming you need or want to move, here are some helpful pointers and tips to consider before diving in to your next commitment. Continue reading “NSMW – What are the true costs of renting?”

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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