Cutting costs and living frugally is an essential part of being a creative entrepreneur, or really, just living in general. You can't predict the future, it's essential to have money put away for emergencies. When you're a freelancer, there's up-and-downs, and having savings and an extremely low cost of living has bailed me out many times! I was going to write another post on how I keep expenses super-low (rent, transportation, and utilities is under $400 total) but as I was writing, I feel like I've covered nearly everything in a variety of posts throughout the year, so I'm sharing those instead!
I know keeping a low overhead allows me to be super flexible, I can take the freelance jobs I want and go to school. And really, life is fun this way! When you're frugal you're resourceful, and you learn useful new skills (baking bread, using tools, etc.) along the way. Besides, we should spend less on what we don't need, so we can spend more on fun stuff, like traveling, or business investments!
The Envelope Budgeting Method
How I Do Household and Small Business Budgeting
30 Cheap Bastard Ways That I Save Hundreds Every Year
Furnishing Your House or Apartment- For Free
10 Frugal Business Start-Up Tips
How to Eat Raw Vegan on The Cheap
New Year Pantry Purge Challenge
The Loudmouth Lifestyle and Thrift Core's 10 Tips for Early Entrepreneur Money Pains