Student Speak

Your guide to the summer job hunt

Posted by Emily Rowsell on April 11, 2018 at 9:08 AM

Congratulations! You are a few months away from completing your first or another year of university here at UOIT and we could not be more proud and happy for you! Looking for something to do this summer to add to your resume or save some money for school next year? Not sure where to start looking or what to look for? Well you've come to the right place! It's never too early to start searching for a position for the summer season! Let's take a look first at what kind of options you have:

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Topics: finances, student spending, Finance and Money

5 financial lessons every student learns

Posted by Emily Rowsell on March 2, 2018 at 10:35 AM
As a student there are a lot of hard financial lessons we have to learn; from one brazen and at one point broke student (due to too much spending on clothes I did not need) to another - here are some of those lessons that you could maybe learn from!

1. Buying in Bulk is not Always Cheaper

I know it seems like a perfect idea to purchase more than you need because there is a deal going on, but if you aren’t going to need four packs of bacon before they would realistically expire in your fridge, should you buy four to save three dollars? No, unless you have a deep freezer to keep them in!

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Topics: Student Life, Finance and Money

Deal or no deal: Your guide to grocery shopping

Posted by Emily Rowsell on January 29, 2018 at 3:51 PM

Let’s face it: students in university face many challenges as we acclimatize to living on our own. One of those major challenges, is figuring out how to effectively shop for groceries and our comfort-food items without breaking the bank. I’m about to share with you my tips for saving money and staying on budget when you are faced with high-priced but oh-so-delicious foods at the supermarket.

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Topics: Student Life, Finance and Money

New year, new budget

Posted by Emily Rowsell on January 8, 2018 at 2:59 PM

Welcome back, readers, to another year with all of us here at Student Speak! January is all about those New Year’s resolutions: going to the gym, getting more organized and trying more new things! But what about something even more practical and beneficial, like taking a look back at what you did last year and budgeting for an even more stress-free semester this year? If you read my post about managing your finances and checking yourself, you may have decided to track your spending! If that’s the case, yay! Let’s go start analyzing. If not, that’s okay too—let’s think back to last semester...

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Topics: Student Life, Finance and Money