I must confess this cheeky little tip was stolen from a friend of mine!
Basically, whenever you get given a £2 coin.. Be it as part of your change from a purchase or a snappy find on the floor, keep it and put it to one side. In a piggy bank or a pot by your bed, anything!
After a month, maybe two. Even more if you’ve got restraint (not me in that category in afraid!!). At the end of whatever time period you set yourself, open up your £2 stash and see how much money you have!
You could put it in saving – therefore doing something sensible without having to budget for it in your usual weekly amount.
Or you could treat yourself to something new or nice, or a meal out or something! Either way, it’s a good way of spreading your pennies further without it feeling like a real hardship! We all know student loans only go so far, so we have to use our imaginations to keep that bank account happy!!!