Tips & Tricks

Financial tips and advice
  • Start saving and set a goal for the amount you wish to save: this way you will reach it more easily.
  • Set a limit on entertainment and stick to it: don’t spend your money for a sudden urge that you might regret later on.
  • Apply for scholarships: keep looking around for opportunities and be persistent in your research.
  • Get a part time job, including internships: it is a great way to make up your mind about your future career as well as making contacts in you field.
  • Look for student’s discounts: there are many deals on travel tickets, food, books and electronics.
  • Avoid eating out often: it will reduce your savings. Instead, pack a lunch or learn how to cook easy recipes.
  • Don’t be late in returning rented books or dvds: you will have to pay a late fee.
  • Keep track of your spending by using a computer spreadsheet: it will help you manage your budget in a simple and fun way.
  • Take a cooling-off period when you want to buy something: you will eventually find something else that you would rather spend your money on.
General tips and advice
  • Go green: recycle paper, aluminum and plastic
  • Buy recycled items and be eco-friendly.
  • Throw the fruits remaining in nature, it is beneficial for plants.
  • Shut down your TV, radio and computer before sleeping is a responsible attitude: it will make you save energy and money.
  • At the beach, wear sunscreen, and put on fresh sunscreen every two hours.
  • If you ride a bike, lock it up before you leave it.
  • Drink plenty of water throughout the day especially while at the beach.
  • Eat a lot of fruits and vegetables each day.
  • Participate in sportive activities at least once a week and you will be a much healthier person.
  • When you watch TV shows and movies, or play video games, watch out for violence, or people hurting other people. Violence on TV, where no one really gets hurt, is different from violence in real life.
  • Be helpful and friendly to people: you will be an appreciated person.
  • Be a serious student and opportunities will come to you.
  • Organize your days with a to-do list.
  • Always back up your computer information on on USBs, CDs and external hard disks.
  • Install firewall, anti-virus, anti-spyware and security software-update on your computer.