London, January 2020: The National Association of Student Money Advisers (NASMA) is launching its ninth National Student Money Week, 2020, supported by edtech startup Blackbullion, in a move to help more young people to spend and live healthy.  Social money app, Pingit, will also partner with the campaign, to encourage students to create positive and sustainable money habits. 

Running from 3rd to 7th February, National Student Money Week takes place on campuses across the country, to increase student awareness about the habits they can change and implement to be happier, healthier and more sustainable spenders. From reusable food jars with recipes to “The Little Book of Sustainable Money Habits”, the aim is to engage students in vital financial conversations. Last year, over 90 UK universities participated in the biggest student money awareness week in the country.  

NASMA Chairman Stephen McCartney comments,

“National Student Money Week is all about how we can ensure UK students can access the very best financial education out there.  This year’s theme is “Spend Healthy, Live Healthy!” Which is why we’re delighted to be collaborating with Blackbullion and Pingit, and providing access to these rich resources to inspire lasting change.  Together, we can reach even more students, and transform how young people think and engage with money – enabling them to live and spend healthily.”

Vivi Friedgut, founder and CEO of Blackbullion adds,

“We know that Gen Z is, in the main cautious about their spending habits. With 64% of students saying financial anxiety affects their mental health, this campaign is all about bringing this awareness together, in a personal and engaging way. It’s about empowering students with simple, healthier spending habits.  We’re delighted to be partnering with Pingit in our support of NASMA, making sure this important conversation happens.”

The Pingit app can help students manage their everyday money and develop lifelong healthy financial habits, all while living life to the fullest – exactly as a student should!

Darren Foulds, Managing Director of Pingit said:

“Going away to university is a really exciting time, and for many students it’s the first time they will have to manage their money on their own. However, our research shows that money is the number one concern for Gen Z students – over and above exam stress. This National Student Money Week Pingit will be sharing useful tips, tricks and solutions to help students across the country build healthy money habits, including how to use Pingit jars for your day-to-day budgeting.”

 Those interested in developing better financial habits can also pick up tips on www.sustainablemoney.co.uk