University of New South Wales’ social butterfly, Media/Law student, and twin of Elle Woods, Abby Van Der Velde, spoke to Femme Fiscal about her saving tips and tricks! Here is what she had to say:
“Finding a balance between socialising, full-time uni and working two part-time jobs is really difficult! But what I’ve learnt is that it’s really important to save AT LEAST half of what you earn. No matter how small, always put half away for a rainy day and you’ll be surprised how easy saving can be.
Another tip is to set yourself a target, e.g $100 and then once you hit that target put it in an account you can’t easily access! That way it stays tucked away and hopefully earns interest. I also try and bring food to uni (but I always make an exception for fro-yo!)”
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