These are hard financial times for all, but more so for students, who do not have very high incomes to start off with and have to collect money from odd jobs and the occasional help from their parents, who, they too have seen their finances plummet.
Now is the time to learn how to manage those small resources we do have in order for them to last longer and better.
When looking around for activities off work, go for the cheaper ones available, for some pastimes or hobbies can be quite expensive, just switch to those that do not take up too much of your financial resources, for entertainment is important to counter balance the weeks work.
Try and spend more time organising meeting with friends, just for a bite or a drink, or even while sporting or picnicking, these are distractions that will do a world of good, expensive restaurants or theatres are not necessarily equivalent of fun.
When you are buying clothes or other items only go for the best quality, for on the long term this will prove an advantage, especially if you are planning job interviews and want to look at your best. The same is true for gadgets and furniture, the lower the quality the more time and money you will be spending repairing them.
It is also important make plans on your weekends, this will avoid any lagging time and you will always be stimulated and look forward to your spare time you have planned before hand. A routine plan such as going jogging in a group then skating followed by lunch with friends or picnic on Sundays or Saturday will also help you pass the week more serenely.