When money is tight, as it is for many grad students, frugal practices are necessary just to stay in the black. But everyone should consider being frugal in certain areas of her life just so she can put her money where it matters most and prevent herself from spending where it doesn’t matter as much (based on her individual values). Frugality prevents waste, which means there is more money available for the important or fun things in life.
Further reading: Frugality, What Is It Good For?
This set of pages will be continually updated with frugal tips and stories of how individuals implemented them. If you have a frugal practice to add (and especially if you can share a story), please email contact at gradstudentfinances dot org or leave a comment.
Further Reading (Meta-Lists):
- Surviving on a Stipend
- Grad School on a Budget Part 1 and Part 2
- How I’ve Live on an $800 Monthly Budget in the City
- DIY Frugal Living Investments
- 12 Shocking Frugal Hacks (You Won’t Believe #2)
- 11 Benefits of Frugality that Have Nothing to Do with Money
- 111 Ways to Save Money on Household Bills
- 66 Ways to Save Money in New York City (almost all are applicable everywhere!)
- How to Save Money as a Grad Student
- 10 Ways to Save More Money