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Budgeting Resources for Lincoln Students

Money isn’t going as far as it should at the moment, with bills and everyday items costing a lot more…

Money isn’t going as far as it should at the moment, with bills and everyday items costing a lot more than this time last year, so many people are having to start a budget. When I first started budgeting I remember how hard it was, and that I didn’t know where to start, so I’ve created a couple of resources that can hopefully help you stay on the right track!

Budgeting Sheets

I’ve created these sheets (using the adorable piggy bank illustration by Abigail Dannatt) to help you organise your monthly spending. You can sort out your income, bills, and expenditures and pin this sheet to your board for safekeeping! Alternatively, you could save it to your laptop and write it digitally.

Monthly Budget

Pink monthly budgeting sheets for students at the University of Lincoln
Blue monthly budgeting sheets for students at the University of Lincoln

To save them, just right-click and select ‘save image’!

How can I fill it out?

If you’re unsure how to fill out the budgeting sheet, I’ve created a little example that shows some of the expenses you could include in yours!

Pink monthly budgeting sheets for students at the University of Lincoln example

Weekly Budget

Pink weekly budgeting sheets for students at the University of Lincoln
blue weekly budgeting sheets for students at the University of Lincoln

To save an image, right-click and select ‘save image’!

How can I fill it out?

This budgeting sheet is a little more aimed at people who might get paid weekly, or split their monthly pay into separate weeks. You can keep track of all your incoming and outgoing while seeing your total budget for that week! Here’s an example for filling it out.

Pink monthly budgeting sheets for students at the University of Lincoln example

More advice

If you’d like more advice and help with budgeting, check out these articles!

You can also contact Student Support and the SU Advice Centre, who can both give great advice and support when it comes to sorting your finances. If you’re really struggling for money, consider applying for a financial assistance fund, which you can find out more about here!

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