7 New Year's resolutions That Save Money

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Combine your New Year's resolutions for 2024 with your money saving goals for the year ahead with these New Year's resolutions that save you cash.

Don't bother with that gym membership

Getting fit is a classic New Year's resolution but chances are you'll sign up for an expensive monthly gym contract that you never use beyond February. Don't bother with it - save money by ditching the gym with these 5 ways to stay fit without spending anything.

Stop smoking

It's bad for your health, expensive already and is only set to get more costly as time goes on. Make a clean start in the New Year and give it up. Even if you're just a 'social smoker', cutting it out will bring health benefits and a heavier wallet.

Cut back on booze

Most of us like a good drink and there's no need to cut it out completely, but getting wasted three times a week is not only likely to end with you waking up in a hospital sooner rather than later but will be be sure to leave you with a significant dent your wallet.

Cook your own food

Ditch expensive ready meals and make your own food with easy student recipes. It's not just at home either. When out and about avoid unhealthy shop brought sandwiches and salads and try some of these University student lunch ideas.

Save pennies

Literally. Get yourself a piggy bank and keep a hold of all your spare change. It can add up over the next twelve months!

Stick to a budget

If you've not made one yet, get the low down on how to create a student budget and stick to it. Plan your finances ahead to avoid costly bank charges or - arguably worse - having to beg mum and dad for extra cash.

Walk more

It's healthier and best of all, completely FREE! Most places around Universities are within easy walking distance and for slightly longer journeys there is always the opportunity to cycle instead.

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About the author: Thomas Brella

Thomas Brella is the founder of Student Hacks, starting the website in 2013 while studying at the University of Brighton to share tips and tricks on life as a cash-strapped student. He's now spent over 10 years scoping out the best ways to live on a budget

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