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Best Money-Saving Tips for Students

By Jesse Wallace Subscribe to RSS | May 21st 2012 | Views:

If you are living in a student house, then finding money to pay bills can be tricky. However, there is a range of different ways that you can save money in your new house, meaning you have more to spend on books and other supplies for your studies.

Most councils and energy companies will be able to advise you on how to make your house greener, and a greener house is one that uses less energy and therefore saves money. Being environmentally conscious is one of the best ways to save money.

One of the biggest outgoings for any student flat is the energy bill. Often in student homes, heat is able to escape through gaps in window fittings and other areas of heat inefficiency. Buy some insulating strips from a DIY shop and fit it around all of your windows and doors. You can also buy draught excluders and fit these to the bottom of doors to retain heat. Reducing the amount you pay to heat your home will make a major dent in your overall outgoings.

If you are worried about your water bill, then place a brick in the tank of your toilet. This will displace water, meaning that you use less each time you flush. Over the course of a year in a student home, this can save a large amount of water, and will therefore cut down your bills. Additionally, placing a waterproof digital clock in your shower will not only ensure that you are on time for lectures, but will help you to cut down the time you spend there. Cutting down a shower from five minutes to four is effectively a 25% reduction in shower use, and your bill will reflect this.

When shopping for your Internet, make sure you shop around to get the best deal. Many broadband companies offer good introductory offers, even on yearlong contracts, and taking advantage of these will keep your costs low. Before you sign-up for a broadband plan, think about how many people will be using it, and what sort of use you will be getting. If you are in a ten-person house and you are all avid online gamers, then you will probably need a far larger broadband capacity than a house of four who use the Internet only for socialising. Depending on what you need, you can get a range of deals, such as 6 months free broadband, or other discounted rates. A little research will save you a lot of money over the course of the year.

Jesse Wallace - About Author:
Sean Burke writes for a digital marketing agency. This article has been commissioned by a client of said agency. This article is not designed to promote, but should be considered professional content.

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