Here’s a little background about me. I was born and raised in Florida and moved to DC at the ripe age of 24 to get some higher education. I currently live with several roommates, who are also in school with me, and also trying to get by on as little money as possible. We live in a nice neighborhood, as we all had concerns about safety, and our rent (combined) is over $2500/month. Obviously, a monthly expense like that will put an enormous dent into anyone’s budget. Our apartment is pretty barren: limited furniture, hideous parque flooring, outdated and small bathrooms…I could go on forever. Regardless of that though, the location is pretty good–about 1.5 miles to our school and as I said previously, in a very safe neighborhood.
Hello! As of today, you can officially call me Ms. Frugal. I am a student in Washington, D.C. Living in such an expensive area, I’m more than familiar with living a frugal lifestyle. I hope these posts provide some helpful tips of living a more frugal life; one where you can live both comfortably and below your means. It is my intention to provide useful information on frugal shopping, personal finances, and ways to save money that still ensure a reasonable standard of living. I hope you will enjoy reading this as much as I will enjoy writing this blog.