Eat at cheaper places for one. Instead of paying $8 or $10 per meal at nice restaurants or even fast food places, get something cheap at your local Kroger or Walmart. For example, on some days I eat a mean that cost pretty low. $1.50 for a slab of Salmon from Kroger, and $0.50 for a can of sides (corn, green beans, etc.) And that is one meal that was only $2.00 plus tax. Also instead of shopping for clothes at the mall, run down to a thrift store. You still get clothes that fit.