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Studying the masters, not their pupils (budget edition)

I am a frequent buyer of <$5 books on Amazon. Lately I am interested in math treatises but have been unable to find any that aren't way out of my price range. Am I being way too demanding? [more inside]
posted by myitkyina on Oct 20, 2013 - 9 answers

London on the super-cheap

Even though I'm totally broke, I'm going to London for nine days at the end of August. Yes, the most expensive time to go. Plane tickets were bought with miles, and I'm staying with friends-of-friends. This is why I'm able to go at all. But I'd like some tips on how to have a good time while spending as little money as possible in a place I am totally unfamiliar with (and I want to bug my hosts as little as possible, too). [more inside]
posted by smoakes on Jul 18, 2013 - 45 answers

Cheap way to stay in Tokyo for a few months? (internship)

I just got news that I got an internship at an architectural office (altough I just graduated as a a graphic designer) in Tokyo, which is crazy exciting. However, they can't offer any compensation (small studio) so unless I find another job next to this, I need some really cheap solutions. I just sent an email to the studio, asking them for assistance, but figured meta could help. My plan is to stay for 2-3 months. I saved up some money from side jobs, and don't mind spending it on this experience, but the less it makes a dent the better. My only idea so far was to work as some kind of au pair (I speak English, German, Dutch and Croatian fluently, I'm good with kids, but I am a guy, which I guess is not too popular a gender for babysitting), in exchange for a room. Any ideas? Also, some place where I could look for a small job on the side (preferably something where I could use my design skills, but don't mind a day job)? Also, how much can I expect to spend monthly if I'm, technically, still on a student budget? Thank a lot!
posted by ahtlast93 on Jul 11, 2013 - 8 answers

Travelfilter: How to get the cheapest flight from Vancouver - Tokyo?

I've wanted to go to Tokyo all my life, and have a few weeks off soon. I've been looking for flights and the cheapest I can find are $1450 all in... but I suspect if I the trip was broken up a bit by not flying there directly, it'd be a lot cheaper. Are there any resources you know of to help with this/have you done this before/do you know a good route that would shave off the $$$? Time isn't overly important as I have three weeks between jobs for exploring. But I don't want to be paying this off till next year. Help!
posted by abbagoochie on May 22, 2013 - 5 answers

The Best Gear for the Rest of Us.

What forums do you know of that discuss good gear at budget prices? I'm aware of Budget Light Forum for flashlight aficionados and Poor Man's Watch Forum for watch junkies. What else is there? [more inside]
posted by lekvar on Jan 3, 2013 - 5 answers

Make me salads in a dorm room

Salads are expensive eat-out fare here. What set-up can I use in my dorm room to make cheap, tasty salads? Restrictions: only microwave, limited fridge space. (Is it even possible?) [more inside]
posted by undue influence on Sep 9, 2012 - 17 answers

Pleasant Peasant Fare

Help me stretch my budget with new 'old' recipes? Looking for 'heritage' meals that might be technically challenging or time-costly, but use cheap ingredients. [more inside]
posted by Catch on Jul 15, 2012 - 22 answers

Sitting on a gold mine

Is there a cheaper chair that does what an Aeron does? [more inside]
posted by darksasami on Jul 11, 2012 - 16 answers

A cheap, relaxing week in August in Italy

I'm looking for a cheap, relaxing place to do very little (maybe sightsee a bit, eat, nap, take photos, etc), in northern Italy or Sicily, for a week in August (say, the 8th to the 15th). Total expenditure under €500 for the week would be awesome. Details within... [more inside]
posted by mdonley on Jun 25, 2012 - 2 answers

So, then, which IS the droid I'm looking for?

Starting a new job and I am being given a smartphone. Or, actually, $100-$150 to buy a smartphone. My plan will be unlimited on Sprint. What phones do you recommend? [more inside]
posted by azpenguin on May 13, 2012 - 17 answers

Fashion 101 for the Tall and Clueless

How can a tall 20-something female become fashionable on a budget? [more inside]
posted by sunnychef88 on Sep 24, 2011 - 13 answers

Poverty Food Ideas on a Renal Diet?

For the next month or two, I need to tighten up my already very small budget. I'd like ideas for easy-to-cook meals that I can make very cheaply. Complications: chronic illness, restricted diet, and an ineffective air conditioner. [more inside]
posted by WasabiFlux on Aug 31, 2011 - 18 answers

Seeing Europe, One Weekend Away At A Time

Help me figure out the best way to see Europe on a budget during my seven months there. Special snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by Tamanna on Aug 23, 2011 - 16 answers

How can I make my curly hair fabulous for cheap (and how do I embrace it)?

Hair Filter: Help a grad student living frugally to make her curly hair fabulous. Moral support for going curly would also be appreciated! [more inside]
posted by sunnychef88 on May 26, 2011 - 41 answers

Cheap rig for Skyrim

Sub-$700 Skyrim computer? [more inside]
posted by jiawen on Apr 15, 2011 - 12 answers

How to enjoy being abroad in London on a limited budget?

I'm studying abroad in London for six months, starting this Wednesday, as in three or four days from now. I need advice on how to live cheaply in London and still enjoy myself. Rent and two meals a day are covered, but I need advice on everything outside of that (Very long, sorry!) [more inside]
posted by MadamM on Jan 1, 2011 - 42 answers

Farewell, meat and fish, hello vegetables!

Going to be vegetarian by necessity soon. Teach me cheap and amazing recipes! [more inside]
posted by actionpact on Jul 8, 2010 - 28 answers

What is the best/cheapest way to move from Toronto to Alabama?

What is the best/cheapest way to move from Toronto to Alabama? [more inside]
posted by skwt on May 29, 2010 - 17 answers

Best Speakers on a tiny budget.

Best HiFi experience for <=100€. [more inside]
posted by kall on Jan 26, 2010 - 13 answers

Bait-and-Switch or ineptitude?... WTF Travelocity!?

Buying a ticket to Bangkok—is there a dependable online ticket-searching service that is all about getting the truly cheapest fare? Skinflint-In-Coach.com? [more inside]
posted by blueberry on Nov 27, 2009 - 20 answers

Small wedding in Yosemite: know of an amazing photographer with a package under $3K? Caterers too?

Small wedding in Yosemite: know of an amazing photographer with a package under $3K? Caterers too? [more inside]
posted by scazza on Aug 18, 2009 - 4 answers

Help us have fun without The Almighty Cable

Just moved my boyfriend into a new apartment, and he will be unable to afford cable tv for quite awhile. As admitted boob toob junkies, we are quickly running out of things to do when we just feel like being around the house. Suggestions of fun and relatively budget friendly (under $30 to accomplish, preferably with a re-usability factor) activities to do at home, without the magical box. [more inside]
posted by Gonestarfishing on Jul 24, 2009 - 41 answers

Globetrotting.

TravelFilter: What are the cheapest (but best) travel destinations in the Caribbean, Africa, and Asia (specifically, Southeast Asia)? [more inside]
posted by the NATURAL on Jul 8, 2009 - 14 answers

How to master ________ cooking on a tight budget?

I need to eat cheaply. Can I do so while extending my cooking ability in a specific direction? What cuisines, categories, or focuses can my home cooking pinpoint while living on a budget? [more inside]
posted by Picklegnome on May 21, 2009 - 22 answers

Cheap beach near Tampa?

Decent (cough *CHEAP*) beach accommodations within a few hours' drive of Tampa, FL? [more inside]
posted by alleycat01 on Apr 18, 2009 - 10 answers

A loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and Lyon singing in the wilderness.

I'm going to Lyon this weekend and will be free from late Saturday evening to about noon on Sunday. I'm into food and photography but am on a super-tight budget, so I'm looking for both some cheap, tasty delights and some particularly pretty little corners of the city. I'm staying in Vieux Lyon, going to a concert in Villeurbanne, and can speak French.
posted by mdonley on Mar 19, 2009 - 4 answers

I want to travel near Seattle but not to Canada or Portland. Where else can I go?

Last minute spring break starting from Seattle for under $500? [more inside]
posted by handabear on Mar 16, 2009 - 8 answers

Help me buy a foam mattress on a budget

How can I find the best foam mattress on a limited (<$400) budget? [more inside]
posted by fermion on Feb 13, 2009 - 8 answers

Help me to not overthink a plate of beans (and rice)

Rice and beans for the inexperienced and time-pressed cook? [more inside]
posted by availablelight on Jan 29, 2009 - 19 answers

more bang for my meager buck

I'm going to Rome for one week in February. How can I cheap out on lodging while there? [more inside]
posted by mustcatchmooseandsquirrel on Dec 9, 2008 - 10 answers

Super cheap meal planning for a single cook

Are there any emergency cheap meal plans for single people? [more inside]
posted by craichead on Dec 5, 2008 - 22 answers

free me from my free time

How should I use my copious amounts of free time while being poor in a country where nobody understands me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 26, 2008 - 34 answers

What's your secret tip for saving money at the grocery store?

What's your secret tip for saving money at the grocery store? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Sep 15, 2008 - 59 answers

Help me cut costs without feeling the pinch.

Obvious or creative--shameless or shady, even!--ways to cut costs and live cheap? [more inside]
posted by HotPatatta on Aug 19, 2008 - 68 answers

i got $10 burnin a hole...

Where are the best dollar stores (widest selection/ best housewares/ best toys-that-don't-fall-apart-when-touched/ weirdest other stuff) either in the Washington metro area or on-line?
posted by mistsandrain on Aug 17, 2008 - 4 answers

Where should we go?

How and where to go for two weeks at the end of August? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 12, 2008 - 9 answers

Find me a relaxing getaway, QUICK!

Stressed out. Haven't been on vacation for over a year. Need to get outta this town. Where can I bask in the sun on a budget without getting trapped on a resort? [more inside]
posted by kmtiszen on Apr 3, 2008 - 4 answers

Can I get married without a caterer?

Are there any Chicago-area wedding/reception venues that don’t require you to use their caterer? [more inside]
posted by Meg_Murry on Feb 24, 2008 - 9 answers

Help me plan/budget a 1-week Spain or Greece vacation!

Help me figure out a budget and an example itinerary for a February trip to Spain or Greece! [more inside]
posted by sdis on Jan 14, 2008 - 6 answers

College Dining

What's your favorite healthy food that can be bought on a college student budget? [more inside]
posted by charmston on May 31, 2006 - 36 answers

Sub $5 Red Wine recommendations?

I need recommendations for a very cheap (<$5/750mL) but hearty, flavorful, and tasty red wine. This will be used as a braising liquid and then reduced to make a sauce for beef short ribs. [more inside]
posted by rorycberger on May 9, 2006 - 27 answers

How can I eat more fish cheaply?

I'd love to add more fish to my diet. But I can't afford salmon or tuna steaks or swordfish or any of that yuppie crap. I happen to live near a decent fish market. They sell all kinds of cheaper fish: spots and chubbs and mackerels and whatnot. Tell me about those. How do I pick 'em? How do I cook 'em? Which ones are the tastiest? Which are the best bargain?
posted by nebulawindphone on Jan 16, 2006 - 26 answers

Budget accomodation in Brighton

Where is a good *cheap* place to stay in Brighton, UK? Hostels, B+Bs, guestohouses, campsites and budget hotels? [more inside]
posted by jwhittlestone on Nov 16, 2005 - 5 answers

What's a good cheap beach vacation spot, accesible from NYC?

My girlfriend and I are looking to go on vacation to somewhere cheap with nice beaches (preferably white sand/clear water) in early October. We live in New York City. Any suggestions?
posted by Edible Energy on Aug 23, 2005 - 23 answers

How do I make my trip to Seattle as cheap as possible?

I'm thinking of going to Seattle for a weekend conference in late April, but if I do I'll be on an extreme budget. I've found the hostels through the web. Any other tips on how to make it as cheap as possible? [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak on Mar 24, 2004 - 12 answers

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