Leaving home to be a student? Carefree? Not quite - you need to think about a few things before you head off into the sunset.
Student Finance See here for Student Finance Myth Busting
The Best Budgeting Apps see here for 2018's top picks or see the Student Budgeting Planner use a Simple Handy Budget spreadsheet if you prefer. Get your free Experian credit report via the Money Saving Supermarket Credit Club, and your Equifax and Noddle reports via these links.
Moneywise - budgeting & banking, finance, saving money, making money with SaveTheStudent.org
Food -there are loads of great websites out there, but here are a few of our favourites: smart shopping with Money Saving Supermarket, cheap & easy recipes with Skint Dad, beginner cooking mistakes, 5 quick & easy meals for students, cheap easy vegan recipes, the truth about best before dates
Need a loan? Read about The PayDay Loan Trap and Guarantor Loan Horror Story. Basically, if you are considering a PayDay loan, then you are probably in situation where it will just make things worse. If you are considering a guarantor loan, then you probably can't get normal credit because you are a bad risk, so you are unlikely to be able to pay back your guarantor. You are likely to lose your relationship with them if they get pursued by court action, and maybe forced to sell their house, because of your debt. Try a Credit Union instead. And get debt advice, fast.
We love the Money Saving Expert - they have great tips on almost everything to do with money. Of course, there are other sites out there too...