To avoid struggling , make sure to checkout these money-saving tips:
TRY TO NEGOTIATE: If an apartment is 3000 a month ,and a comparable one is R2000 try offer R2500.
GET A ROOM-MATE TO SHARE THE COST: Screen potential room-mates and arrange to split bills fairly.
CHECK OUT SEMI-FURNISHED APARTMENT NEAR CAMPUS: If monthly rent + utilities is 25% less than on-campus costs, it can be worth it.
USE COUPONS: Avoid extra spending and make use of Coupons.
COOK LARGE MEALS & EAT LEFTOVERS DURING THE WEEK: This could save you a few bucks a month.
ASK FRIENDS TO PITCH IN FOR GROCERIES AND MAKE A MEAL FOR THE GROUP: You can also learn to cook this way.
DON’T BUY NEW BOOKS AT THE COLLEGE / BOOK STORE: Buy used books instead.
SELL YOUR BOOKS BACK ONCE THE SEMESTER ENDS: You’ll make back some of your money, and someone else can buy used too.
FOR TRANSPORTATION: make use of Uber and save money.
Go to free Campus events.
Look for Specials at local bars.
Bring Cash to avoid spending more than you budget for.
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