University Of Manchester Money Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    It is free to use the vast majority of banks' cash machines no matter who you bank with.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    While banks do not charge to use their cash machines, many pubs and convenience stores do - try to plan ahead and withdraw from a bank wherever possible.

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  • 2. 

    Going to a major supermarket is always the cheapest way of shopping.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    It is often cheaper to shop around. Try to use budget supermarkets such as Aldi and Lidl, use comparison websites such as My Supermarket and shop locally where possible.

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  • 3. 

    A contract phone tends to be better value than a pay as you go phone as the calls tend to be cheaper.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Contract mobiles often do not offer the best deal. Whilst call charges at first glance may appear cheaper, this is often only for certain networks and you have to pay a monthly charge. Even if calls are slightly more expensive on pay as you go phones, there is no monthly charge and most importantly you won't be faced with a huge bill that you can't pay.

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  • 4. 

    It is ok to have more than 1 student bank account.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    It shouldn't be possible to open more than 1 student account but if you do manage it, it is unlikely that you will get away with it for long. Once the bank becomes aware of this, one of the accounts will be turned into an ordinary account and any free overdraft facility will be quickly removed and turned into a loan and you will start to receive hefty repayment demands.

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  • 5. 

    You need some extra cash while out and about. What's the cheapest way of getting it?

    • A.

      Withdraw some money from a cash machine using a debit card

    • B.

      Withdraw some money from a cash machine using a credit card

    • C.

      They're both the same

    Correct Answer
    A. Withdraw some money from a cash machine using a debit card
    Explanation
    Using your debit card will be cheaper than your credit card, which will charge you a fee for making the withdrawal.

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  • 6. 

    Credit cards which ask you to only repay a small amount of your balance every month (e.g. 2%) offer the best deal.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Whilst this may appear tempting, remember that the longer it takes for you to pay off your credit card balance, the more interest will be added onto your balance and therefore the longer it will take to pay off and the more expensive it will be.

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  • 7. 

    Which is the worst pound for pound deal on boxes of cereals?

    • A.

      Buy 2 get 1 free

    • B.

      Get 40% extra free

    • C.

      Get 33% off the price

    Correct Answer
    B. Get 40% extra free
    Explanation
    Supermarkets use a variety of tactics to try and encourage customers to spend more money by offering special deals. Before making your purchase try to check the cost per 100 grams as special offers may not always be the cheapest. Also don't purchase more food than you will actually need (unless it has a long expiry date!).

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  • 8. 

    Which type of card allows you to both withdraw funds from cash machines and pay in shops or online?

    • A.

      Debit card

    • B.

      Cash card

    • C.

      Store card

    Correct Answer
    A. Debit card
    Explanation
    Debit cards can be used to withdraw cash and also pay for goods and services in stores or online using funds from your bank account. Cash cards can normally only be used to withdraw cash. Store cards are a type of credit card specific to a particular store and charge interest sometimes as high as 30%.

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  • 9. 

    Can your student ID card can be used to obtain discounts at shops, bars, restaurants and the cinema?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    As a student you are entitled to many discounts such as those listed above. If in doubt - ask the retailer!

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  • 10. 

    You have completed a student budget planner and discover you have a shortfall in your income and expenditure, should you:

    • A.

      Consider taking on a part time job to supplement your income

    • B.

      Review your spending to see if you can make savings or budget better

    • C.

      Both of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Both of the above
    Explanation
    You should consider completing a budget planner at the outset of your studies. Information on the University's website will help you. Try to plan how much you spend each week. During the first few weeks of your studies keep receipts and calculate how much you are actually spending. If you find you are overspending on your budget, look to make cutbacks or consider getting a part time job. The University's Careers Service can offer help and advice on getting part time work alongside your studies. 

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  • 11. 

    Your next student loan instalment is due in a week, but you need some money to tide you over until then. What is the best way to get some emergency cash?

    • A.

      Dip into your student overdraft.

    • B.

      Try and cut down on non-essentials & economise your spending, ask your parents/family to lend you some money.

    • C.

      Borrow some money from a payday loan company.

    Correct Answer
    B. Try and cut down on non-essentials & economise your spending, ask your parents/family to lend you some money.
    Explanation
    Although most student accounts have free overdrafts up to a certain limit, it is not reccommended to use your overdraft as a source of extra cash. Making and sticking to a budget is the tried and test way to keep your control of your expenditure.
    Payday loans may seem tempting and a quick and easy solution to money problems, but interest rates are often as high as 6000% APR!!!

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  • 12. 

    You can use your student ID card online to get student discounts.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    You must have an NUS Extra card as most shops require you to enter the card number in order to receive your student discount.

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  • 13. 

    Supermarket fruit & veg is always the cheapest.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Local fruit & veg stalls are often cheaper & of higher quality, and you will often get a lot more for your money with less packaging as well!

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