Who says students have to be broke?
You try to scrimp and save, but your money still don’t seem to be enough? Or perhaps you are spending it wrong. We’ve assembled a quick guide for you on how you can manage your moolah right!
Go for LCC (Low Cost Coffee)
Wean yourself off designer coffee and celebrate local. Lighter on your wallet, but caffeine-packed for those morning classes.
Tip: Each time you opt for Kopi Siu Dai instead of a Vanilla Latte, put the savings aside and watch it accumulate.
Unlock your hidden MasterChef
Set aside time on the weekends to meal-prep for the week ahead. Saves you oodles of money, you’ll eat better, and you won’t have to decide between a soggy sandwich or bland fried rice each day.
Rent a bike and pedal hard
Pick a bike from the many bike sharing options available and get moving. Say goodbye to peak surges when you commute around town. Plus, the exercise will keep both your body and bank balance healthy.
Make promo codes your friend
Online shopping your kryptonite? Fortify yourself by vowing to never pay full retail price. Sign up for shop mailing lists to get the inside dips on discount codes, and leave your items in the cart till a sale hits. (Give yourself some cooling-off days to think about the purchase too.)
Turn your skills into additional income
Not only would a part-time job curtail your window (online or on Orchard) shopping time, you could pick up some life skills and meet rocking people along the way.
Get friends to pay you back
Picked up the bill after a meal with your buddies? Good for you. But don’t forget to get them to fill that empty hole in your wallet. There’s no better way to that than to send a request via DBS PayLah! Now, no worries about friends owing you money anymore.
Students too can be masters of money management. All you need is a well-planned budget, and knowledge of the best deals in town. Be in the know.