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It’s All about the Money, Money, Money :(

Okay so last I left you all with a few of my favorite places to eat. This time I want to talk about how to afford them. So, everyone told me how expensive London would be very expensive. I kinda brushed it off because I took it as a necessary evil. After being here for a while, I must say PLEASE LISTEN WHEN THEY SAY IT’S EXPENSIVE. Now, I wholeheartedly believe that this time abroad has been some of the best time of my life. I have grown in wonderful ways and I’ll blog about this another time. However, these moments of self growth sometimes come at a price. I was fortunate enough to have a scholarship and funding from my home institution. Even then I had to borrow thousands of dollars for this experience. If that is an option for you and/or your family then please consider studying abroad in a place as expensive as London. And if you can here are some tips to manage your money: convert your balance into GBP and think of that as how much you have, never forget that prices are not dollars, and ration everything from food to fun. Another thing: if you want to avoid a 3% fee on everything you spend, put some money in Bank of America because they work with Barklays to keep you from getting charged. Well I think that’s all I have to say for now.

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