Go with the (cash) flow
June 15, 2011 7:02 AM Subscribe
I would like to live as cheaply as possible, please!
posted by Carlotta Bananas to Work & Money (55 answers total) 95 users marked this as a favorite
Lately I've been low on funds and so have been reevaluating my spending habits. They kind of suck. Some of it is from pure laziness (ex: I pass a bookstore that displays a book I want, I would rather spend the $20 than go to the library because it's just that tiny bit more convenient.) But most of it is from not knowing any better: I don't really know how to cook, society told me my cell phone is necessary at $75 a month, my credit card debt is developing a mind of it's own because I can never stick to a budget.
Here is what I'm looking for from you fine folks:
a) practical day to day cost savers (food, clothing, phone)
b) alternatives to big ticket items, if they exist (rent, utilities, vet)
c) advice, or where to look for good budgeting info
I know this question has been asked before, but I'm wondering if there's specific Canada/NS info, particularly regarding apartment living costs?
A little more about me: I'm single/f/26, I'll be moving to Halifax, NS shortly, I make less than 20,000/yr, I have a cocker spaniel. I don't really use my cell phone but like the security of it while I'm out, I have a weakness for movies but don't watch too much tv. Internet is mandatory. I like to craft and have spent an embarrassing amount of money of stuff like sock wool (which is freakishly expensive.) I already buy some stuff from second hand stores.
I know my question is quite broad, but if you have specific advise, like how to grow a functional vegetable garden in your living room, I'd appreciate it too!
I feel like this question is missing some key info, but I'm not sure what, I'll thread sit for a little while if anyone has clarifying questions.