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Best student discounts

One of the best things about being a student is all the discounts that stores through at you to try and part you from your loan. Here are a few of our favourite money-off offers.

How to make a budget - and keep to it

As if to prove Parkinson’s light-hearted law, “Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion”, exams take over and over and over until everything, including money, gets forgotten.

11 things that students should spend their money on

Students are notorious for having to scrimp and save through their university years, but there are some things that are worth spending your depleted student loan on. The following are items that, with a small investment, will ultimately save you time, money and stress in daily student life.

Your telethon may not necessarily include Leonardo DiCaprio

Striving for zero: Job ideas for coping with the overdraft

From telethons to brand ambassdorship, there are plenty of jobs just for students that can ease the pain of your overdraft, as Rachel Robbins explains.

Student finance: Five reasons students need to know about money

Unsure about finance? Save The Student have released a free eBook explaining finances to the freshers' of 2012

11 expensive things students just don't need

Studentbeans.com tries to help students get everything they need - free stuff, huge discounts and unbeatable money saving advice, for example. But in thinking about what students do need, it's only natural that we'd try to identify the things they can do without. What are the unnecessary drains on their already shallow finances?

Martin Lewis, flanked by eager student money-savers

Why students shouldn’t fear fees

As Head of Student Recruitment at Edge Hill University and Chair of the Higher Education Liaison Officers Association (HELOA), I talk to a lot of students and young people about facing the prospect of £9,000 tuition fees for the first time – and you may be surprised that my response is usually to try and encourage them not to worry about it.

What bank account should you get as a student? There are so many options

Student finance: Which banks cater for students?

Sometimes having a lot of choice can be overwhelming, but knowing what's out there is half the battle

Most banks will have cards that can be used at any hole in the wall/ATM, as long as it has the Link logo on it

Student finance: Finding the right bank for your needs

What do you look out for when trying to find the bank account for you?

Earning a bit of cash while you study at university can be a weight off your mind

Student finance: make money while you study

Living as a student can be an expensive affair. Perhaps you're sick of simply cutting corners with your spending, and bored of eating beans every night - you want to actually earn some money! Here are some ideas to get you started.

Take time to find the best student bank account to get the most out of your money

You're in charge of your cash

Keeping a rein on your spending is hard when you've never really had to before.

Before a night out on the town, withdraw your spending money then leave your card at home

Student finance: A budget is key to your survival

A little self-restraint can go a long way when it comes to managing your money

New student finance rules have had students worrying about their loans and loan terms

Student finance: The debt debate

University tuition fees are on the rise – but what impact will this have on new students?

Working in a part-time job while studying for your degree can help pay for your social life

Student finance: A little work goes a long way

Getting a job at university can make all the difference, just don't forget to study

Smartphones are expensive to replace, so it’s often a good idea to take up the insurance offered by your phone company

Student finance: Make sure you're covered

You'll miss that smartphone or laptop if they're gone – so it pays to get them insured

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