1) Make A Budget
I promise you that this list will most assuredly get more helpful or nuanced but right now let us get
2) Don’t be Afraid to Cook
Agghhhh! I know we sound like no fun and look you don’t have to have to make some sort of gourmet dish while you’re hungover in Spain, but a little fry will do you a world of good. There’s this kind of presumption that while abroad you ALWAYS have to eat out and that’s just not true or financially frugal. That money adds up quick, trust us. Even if you just made your own breakfast every day while away you’ll save so much money. Cheeky toastie, can’t go wrong.
3) Book Last Minute, Book Smart
So first off let me just say that this is probably the riskiest piece advice of I’m going to be giving you today, but also simultaneously it offers the greatest award. Let’s take it
4) Beware of hidden costs
Obviously, the specifics of this one changes depending on where you’re off to, but the point still stands across the board. There are hundreds of ways you’re being charged on holidays that you probably don’t even realise. For example, did you know that if you kept every receipt for anything you bought in America you can get a tiny reimbursement because you’re getting taxed as an American citizen when you shouldn’t
5) Avoid Tourist Traps
Like the fucking plague! Hmmm, what’s the best way I could possibly explain this? Okay, imagine you, as a broke college student decided to go for a night out in Temple Bar! Crazy right? 7 quid for a pint of Guinness, not a chance. That’s exactly what locals see when you and your mates get overcharged abroad. My advice would be to try avoiding tourist spots as much as you can and just go where the locals go. Not only is it cheaper but it’ll probably offer a more authentic experience as to what it’s really like to live in that place.