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So Muttley Jnr and the ex-Mrs Muttley have between them cocked up his finances in his first term at uni. She expects him to live like a hermit in a cave, he gets a sudden large amount of money and blows the lot pronto. Like any normal teenager would.
So it falls to me to a) get him to manage his money properly, if he wants to listen, and b) supplement his maintenance grant if necessary (I'm already paying for his accommodation).
Question: what is a reasonable amount of money for a student to live on these days, meaning food and drink and a fair amount of socializing but not running wild? Halls and utility bills (but not phone) excluded, books and other study essentials also excluded. He's in Penrith, Cumbria.
How do others manage this? Any tips, experiences to pass on? Ta.