Student finance upon receipt tips

Don't all student struggle financially sometimes?

I had this issue, as soon as finance came through, I knew there were expenses I had to cover.

What I do now is simply keep track of my spendings more carefully and have a daily limit. 
My main way to save however, was by opening a tax free ISA. It's an online banking so easily managed account. What I do is I tell myself that every income I receive I have to transfer something to my savings account. This may be £500 from my student finance, or just £20 from my pay check. But it really works. I don't touch that money and I don't even have an intended aim for which I'm saving, but it makes you feel good knowing there's some money on the side that can help if you need it. 

Also, I personally changed my habits of silly spending. Rather than buying drinks at uni I now buy my drinks from a cheaper store. So rather than paying £1.20+ daily, I get 2/3 drinks which last two/three days, obvoousl. Now also snacks at uni are a rip off. Pound shops offer you the same item for a pound but just more of it e.g. Crisps or chocolate. 
I try to find cheaper alternatives to things I'd usually buy from a top retailer. What's the point of blowing your dinner with the thought of more coming in when you can save and be in a better position than most students are nowadays. I also suggest eating before going uni so have a breakfast. Honestly I love my granola and I pay around £1.50--2.00 for a one kg box which lasts a week or longer even.  That means you don't pay daily for uni breakfast or snacks be because your starving.
i hope this helps, somehow. 

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