justkristen is sitting in the minor key
I will figure out how much money I have, minus Peru (gonna try to book that soon) and then figure out how much I can spend per week, and not go over that amount. I will take out my weekly quota at an ATM, and only use cash. Brilliant??
here are my ideas on how I can cut down on the costs of living:
1.) do not go to the movies. Or at least not often. I probably won’t have enough time anyway… but I’ll make sure to mostly see matinees.
2.) do not eat out. NEVER. this is the biggest waste of money, and causes people to overeat anyway. Instead, I’ll cook for myself.
3.) do not spend GWorld money on anything other than textbooks and other school essentials, and groceries (Safeway).
4.) do not buy magazines (clutter & expensive, for mere glossy paper.) do not buy books that aren’t for class, because I need to prioritize anyway, and read my class-books, not pleasure reading books.
5.) do not buy clothes, unless it is something I need. How to identify “needs” (lol) vs. whims? I will decide what I “need” before going to the store, and then buy just that and nothing else.
6.) no vending machines or soda. Simple way to save hundreds of dollars.
7.) cut down metro usage; walk or bike ride whenever possible.
As long as I generally follow these rules, especially #2 and #6, I probably won’t spend too much money. Sure, groceries will be expensive, but it’s a sacrifice (cries) I’m willing to make.