Author Archives: Sam

How Much Does Student Accommodation Cost

Budgeting for students is more important than ever. Living costs have been on the rise for years, with rent alone accounting for 73% of the maximum student loan. This is compared to 58% less than a decade ago. If you’re heading to university for the first time later this year, establishing how much you’ll need […]

How Much Are Student Bills Per Month

Congratulations, you’re in! If you’re getting ready to start or return to university in September, it’s a hugely exciting time. But you’ll also be paying for a lot of things for the very first time and may understandably be trying to budget for the future. What you’ll be paying for Student life is notoriously expensive—as […]

All In One Utility Bills: How To Pay All Your Household Costs At Once

In a shared house, splitting household costs between you can be a minefield for arguments. The most common scenario for paying your utility bills and other expenses—such as a joint grocery bill, broadband, TV license fee—is for each person to be the named account holder for a bill. For example, one person would take responsibility […]

How a bill splitting app can change your student house dynamic for the better

Let’s paint a very familiar picture. Everyone in your shared house is on edge. Maybe you’re talking to one another, maybe you’re not. Some of you are probably talking behind somebody else’s back and all of you are feeling stressed and anxious and resentful, but the problem is no closer to being solved. What’s going […]

How To Budget As A University Student In London

London is one of the most exciting cities you can live in as a young person and is home to some of the world’s best universities. It’s unsurprising, then, that so many students choose to come to London to get a world-class education. But it’s no secret that life in London doesn’t come cheap. In […]

How to Budget for Couples Living Together

Moving in with your partner is one of the most exciting steps you can take in a relationship. It’s also an increasingly common step for unmarried couples and as rent prices have risen, one that’s being taken for reasons that are more economical than romantic. Rents in London have increased 25% over the last 10 […]

Ways to save money in your student house when you go home for the holidays

Sharing a student house is kind of a unique living arrangement in many ways. You might be living with people you don’t know that well, you only stay in a particular house for around nine months at a time on average, you probably don’t pay council tax… It’s also one of the only living arrangements […]

7 Important Tips When Moving into Your First Apartment

There’s no two ways about it. Moving into your first apartment is exciting. Finally having your own space and complete freedom is something every twenty-something looks forward to. From becoming an interior designer for the day to hosting your first house-warming—there’s a lot to look forward to! But along with all these exciting firsts comes […]

How to Be the Money Saving Expert in Your Student House

Every student house needs a money-saving hero. Without them, student houses up and down the country end up paying far more than they should for everything from the weekly grocery shop to the monthly utility bills. Read on to find out about the ways you can save and become the money-savvy champion in your student […]

What To Think About When Choosing Your Student Bank Account

As a student, it’s a good idea to open a student bank account. Not only are these accounts tailored specifically for students, but they often come with one or more valuable perks. In this blog post, acasa outline some of the most popular options available right now. So, whether you’re a newly fledged fresher or […]