Author Archives: Sam

Things to do when you move from university halls to a private house

If you’re moving from uni halls to a private student house, the likelihood is that this will be the first time you’ve set up things like utilities, council tax and broadband. With so many options available and SO much jargon out there, this can seem like a mountainous task that neither you or your housemates […]

Is a private student house cheaper than uni halls?

Uni accommodation is a bit of a minefield. With so many options available, all of which tend to have their own pros and cons, it can be really difficult to choose which option is best for you. In a recent survey conducted by Unipol and the National Union of Students (NUS) it was found that […]

Top 5 Environmentally Friendly Energy Providers

If you’re reading this, it’s likely you care about your impact on the environment, and want to help reduce your carbon footprint in any way you can—including through your energy usage. Environmentally friendly energy, otherwise known as green energy, has been around for a while now, but in the past there has been a premium […]

The Student Discount Deals You Need To Know About

As a student, life can become all about how far you can make the monthly budget stretch and how hard you can pinch the pennies. However, it’s worth remembering that a lot of companies are aware of this, and give out great student deals that you should be taking advantage of. Read on to find […]

How Utility Bills Could Affect Your Credit Score

Traditionally, credit scores don’t take things like utility bill payments into account. Just like credit card and loan repayments, paying your utility bills shows that you are able to make payments, but credit measurers don’t tend to look at them as repayments, and this is what they’ve used to measure scores in the past. For […]

What To Do If Your Flatmate Won’t Pay Bills

It’s the bane of every sharer’s life: that one flatmate who can’t (or even refuses) to cough up for their percentage of the utility bills. The first time it happens, maybe you let it slide, expecting them to pay you back at a later date. But when the same discussion occurs the following month, often […]

When to Notify Utility Companies You’re Moving House

Moving house can be both a busy and stressful time. It can seem like there are a thousand and one things to think of for the physical moving process alone—before you even consider things like bills, utilities and other necessary admin. In this blog post, we discuss when to notify your utility companies that you’re […]

Should Friends Always Split the Bill Equally?

Money and friends don’t always mix. Dealing with splitting bills, whether on a night out or living together, can be problematic. Whether you’ve recently entered into your first student house share, or are going out for a meal, the sticky subject of how to divide up all the costs is going to come up at […]

How Do Smart Electric Meters for Utility Companies Work?

You may have heard a lot about smart meters—and the imminent possibility that you will be getting one—but still have a lot of pretty important unanswered questions, such as: How do they work? What’s the difference between a smart meter and a conventional one? Do I have to have one? Will my energy costs go […]

What Is The Average Cost Of Utility Bills For Students?

For many people, their first experience of being responsible for running a household happens while at university. The freedom of living independently comes hand-in-hand with a number of responsibilities, such as budgeting for your utility bills and paying them on time. Utility bills are the costs you need to pay to keep your house running, […]