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As a student I, like most students, struggle with money. Luckily my fees are paid by the NHS and I get a £1000 bursary from them a year which I am ever so grateful for, but my maintenance allowance is severely cut down and my parents have to pay for the majority of my accommodation as well as my food and living. I have tried getting a job at Uni but every time I have been unsuccessful which is upsetting seeing as I've worked since I was 15 and having a job and earning money is what I am used to. Over Easter I have been lucky enough to scrape a few shifts at my local pub, where I had my first ever job. I love working there and have earned a substantial amount in the last 2 weeks but as my time at home is drawing to a close and I am soon back off to Manchester, I have decided to leave my hard earned cash here and keep it for the summer.
Not having this money at Uni means I won't spend it and I can use it at Glastonbury and in Turkey instead. I have also decided that I am not allowed to buy a lot of food when I get back to the flat, only basics such as milk, bread and butter, and first have to use up all the food I have. It is going to be hard walking past Tesco everyday and not being able to browse the clearance section (and by that I mean the deserts) or going to the pub for a few drinks but it needs to be done. I need to be more frugal and look after my money, be more like my parents and less like my brother.
Every week I'll do a spending post, similar to Tabitha's 'Diary of a Spendaholic' posts which I am an avid reader of.
Hopefully then I'll realise how much crap I buy and stop spending so much!