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Writer's Block: Economizing

If you had to tighten your budget (or already have), what would be the easiest thing to cut?

There isn't a lot that I have left to cut. I've been tightening my belt for the last 2 years. The only things would be my roomie and I's indulgence in Diet Coke. We might replace our cell phone plan with a pay as you go phones. The net is non-negotiable - we need it to get work. We don't eat out, don't go to movies or other entertainment, or even rent them.

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quondamquadrat
Jul. 11th, 2009 06:34 pm (UTC)
I recommend against going to the pay as you go phones - I found that there were enough hidden or unexpected charges that I saved money by using the cheapest possible regular plan.
heethen_crone
Jul. 11th, 2009 09:02 pm (UTC)
Nothing's easy to give up anymore. Belt's been tightened for a while. I suppose the next thing to go would be Viking accouterments. Not that I get many, but I need a winter coat and that's going to have to wait for ...... gods only know how long. I got material for a dress but haven't sewn it yet. No hangerock yet 'cause I can't afford the pins to hold it up. Internet would go ........ after food. Tools after Viking stuff.
ladyqkat
Jul. 11th, 2009 09:17 pm (UTC)
Healthcare, meds, unplanned trips to a store for anything, shoes, clothes, sodas, anything other than basics for groceries, very little meat, fruit, veggies.

BTDTBTTS not that long ago. If it hadn't been for some unexpected and very welcome gifts of cash from unknown benefactors, we would have been sunk.

Was told by the clerk at Welfare to give up the fur-kids and nearly ripped her throat out. We understand, they don't and we are their caretakers. They eat before we do.
ravan
Jul. 12th, 2009 02:35 am (UTC)
Your pets are there for your psychological well being, damnit! Seriously, they help with depression. You notice my cats weren't on the cut list!
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