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Taking flight: six steps to stress-free student holidays

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For many of us, leaving school will be the first time we are faced with financial choices. Ranging from “should I have one more beer?” to “do I take out a student loan?”, the decisions we make may impact our lives for years to come. The Student Economist is a blog for those with a budget and a desire to make it go further. After all, it’s never too early to start thinking about money.

Exploration is an innate human quality and has inspired centuries of young minds. Nellie Bly was 24 when she travelled the world in 72 days, Edmund Hilary completed his first major climb when he was 20, and by the time he was 16, Neil Armstrong had earned his student pilot licence. Now in the 21st century, the internet is inundated with travel blogs and Instagram posts, so that our thirst for discovery is greater than ever. Young people will quickly transition from leaving the nest to flying the skies. But, beware, exploration has never been an easy feat.

Booking a flight can be a truly alarming concept. For the first time in your life, you are faced with the daunting task of selecting a destination, airline, airport, date and time, all for the cheapest possible option and in keeping with your tight student budget. You think you’ve picked a winner, £60 to Corfu and back. But then you realise that your ticket…

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