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Student budgeting: the struggle is real

Research has exposed a gap in money management education ahead of students embarking on university, prompting renewed calls for lessons to be compulsory on the school curriculum. We offer budgeting tips for students feeling the pinch.

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Student’s Guide to Making the Most of Your Summer

Summer is here! If the idea of sitting around in your underwear for the next six weeks isn’t thrilling enough, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s our list of the best things to do this summer.

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The Ultimate Festival Checklist

Festival season is here, but don’t worry we’ve got you covered with our essential checklist, perfect for new and seasoned festival goers. Give it a read and if you think we’ve missed anything drop us a comment.

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5 Top Tips to Making Your Student House a Home

So, you’ve just finished your first year at University and your so over student halls. This year, you’ll be living with your besties and you’ve found the perfect house. But, it doesn’t feel like a home just yet. Don’t worry, with our top 5 tips we’ll help turn your house into a home.

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Moving In – The Essential Checklist

Moving into your first University house is a pretty big deal, and we’ve got you covered with the ultimate checklist. We don’t want you leaving the essentials back home.

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Who Are Split The Bills?

We sat down with our CEO, Ashley Tate, to find out, who Split The Bills are, how it all began and what the future holds for this fast growing organisation?

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5 Tips For A Stress-Free Moving Day

Remember that exciting feeling you had just months ago when you moved into your new home?… Well, now it’s time to do the reverse. First things first, whether you’re moving into a new house next year or going back home, moving out can be a stressful experience. No need to worry, we’ve got you covered with our handy move out guide, designed to make your life a little easier.

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Split The Bills, For The Planet

The best type of energy is renewable energy and from 2017, all of the Electricity sourced by Split The Bills was certified 100% green. Meaning that all of our customers are doing their bit to save our planet. That feels pretty good right?

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Smart Meters 101

Smart meters are energy meters that show you exactly how much gas and electricity you’re using and what you’re spending in pounds and pence. This helpful little blog will explain exactly what your smart meter can do for you.

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Top 5 Alexa Skills Every Student Needs!

If you’ve never heard the name Alexa, where’ve you been hiding? She’s Amazon’s virtual personal assistant and she’s here to make your life easier. Whether you’re switching on the lights or ordering a pizza, with the right skills Alexa can do it all. But with so many skills, the question is where to start? We’ve got you covered with our top 5 skills for your Amazon Echo.

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Mental Health Awareness at Split The Bills

Mental Health awareness is a key part of the Split The Bills culture. We work tirelessly to raise awareness and fight the stigma surrounding mental health. With the support of the Time To Change movement, we’ve successfully achieved this in our business. If you want advice on mental health and how you can join the cause this blog is the perfect start.

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10 Top Tips for Sharing a House (and making it out alive)

So, you’re sharing a house with other human beings? A bunch of human beings who aren’t your family. Follow our top tips to help you win at living in a shared house.

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A Guide to Broadband in a Shared House

Broadband and WiFi are pretty much everywhere – at uni, in McDonalds, in Starbucks, and even in bars and pubs. Whether you’re just about to move out of your parents’ house or halls, setting up the internet in your new gaff is a necessary step for any student.

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A Guide to Energy in a Shared House

If you’ve never had to sort out your own energy bills before, it can seem like a bit of a minefield. Whether you’re just about to move out of your parents’ house or halls, setting up your own gas and electricity is a necessary step for any student. And thanks to the complicated energy industry, it can be pretty scary step.

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A Guide to TV Licensing in a Shared House

TV licensing is probably something you’ve never had to think about before. It’s not like broadband where if you don’t sort it you can’t access the internet. You can still watch TV without a licence, but trust us, you really shouldn’t. You could end up with a £1,000 fine. Ouch.

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A Guide to Water in a Shared House

Sorting out your water bill isn’t quite as complicated as energy and broadband, but it can still get a bit confusing (especially if you’ve never had to go it alone before).

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Are Students Exempt From Council Tax?

Council Tax is the tax we all have to pay to our councils for local services like road maintenance, bin collections, emergency services and loads of other stuff. Luckily for you, as a household full of full-time students*, you’re exempt from Council Tax. You don’t have to pay a penny.

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How To Find The Best Deal On Your Bills Checklist

Read our checklist for how to find the best deal on all of your student bills.

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Is £1.50 For Stress-Free Bills Really That Cheap?

You may have noticed us banging on about the fact that it only costs £1.50 a week for Split The Bills to take the faff out of utilities and leave you super stress free.

But is £1.50 really that cheap? We did a bit of research to find out what you can actually buy for a quid fifty. Spoiler: it isn’t much.

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What Is a Good Deal on Broadband and Utilities?

We all talk about getting the best deal for anything and everything. The best deal on car insurance. The best deal on your food shop. The best deal on your broadband, gas, and electricity. But what even is a good deal? Is it the cheapest price, the best value for money, or a mix of both?

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Top Tips To Sorting Your Student Bills.

Moving into a shared house is one of the best experiences of your University experience. Majority of people make friends for life with the people they live with. There is one huge hassle though that frequently gets in the way of this fairy tale ending…bills.

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