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Money – What they don’t tell you about, while studying abroad

Tips to deal with the nerve wrecking experience of calculating your bank balance endlessly as a student

Three ladies smiling and having a chat while sitting in a flower garden
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Bottom line is, you just can’t stop yourself from picking up the Snicker bar from the supermarket, placing it in your shopping cart and then putting it back onto the rack just to ensure you don’t waste $2. Imagine doing this for every single item!

#Tip 1: Stop calculating or planning finances in your local currency

Young lady picking up grocery from the super market
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#Tip 2: Fix your monthly budget based on your annual bank balance

Person counting money
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#Tip 3: Its alright to say “No”. You don’t have to go to every single party your friends invite you to

A bunch of friends drinkin beer and saying cheers!
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#Tip 4: Its easy to get carried away by people around you. Acknowledge your reality

People dancing in a night club
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#Tip 5: Stay in touch with your folks back home every now and then

Some one is having a video call with a person who looks like his dad
Photo by Dylan Ferreira on Unsplash



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Kasinatha Rao

Senior designer at Atlassian. I write about Design, and what it means to be a Designer in the world of tech.