Considering the fact that this semester is going to be very long after the Christmas holidays, you might want to come to school prepared because mid-semester and end of the semester can be some of the driest periods in the year. If you are looking for ways to save some money this semester you can have a look at these few ideas.
Perch with your Friends
You need to have a really good story so that your friend will allow you to perch for the whole semester. It saves you a lot of money because you won’t be paying for anything at all. Unless you have very strict friends who will ask you to contribute, we are pretty sure you will be fine perching.
Visit friends who cook
There are some friends who always cook and don’t mind sharing a plate with you. You could draw a timetable on who to visit and when. These friends don’t mind that you come around to eat their food as long as you are helping them with something in return: an assignment, fixing a faulty light bulb or a broken desk. Just make sure they don’t see that timetable.
Watch out for events on campus where there is an offer for free entrance and free food. The food won’t always be nice you should always have that at the back of your mind. On some days it will be nice and not so nice on other days. On some days too it will be just small chops and not actual food. For days like that, you should always have a Plan B.
Avoid Impulse buying
Always make it a habit to buy the things that you NEED. When you are going shopping, make a list of the things that you will need and stick to that list.
Do things that require less money
For example, walk to Eusbett or borrow a bicycle to Berlin Top instead of taking a taxi. Yeah, it may be just 1 cedi and some 60 pesewas but they tend to be worth a lot when you need 50 pesewas to buy porridge. Instead of buying food all the time, you can cook in bulk and store in your fridge.
One last thing, if you still really want to save money, you might want to consider NOT DATING.