So, I'm moving into my new apt in a month & I want to keep as much $ in my pocket as possible, especially at 1st to get settled & furnish/decorate the whole place & get kitchen stuff. I'd love to have a few hundred bucks left over after the rent & all bills are paid & I'm trying to see how I can cut down. No more clothes/shoe/beauty products shopping & eating out much less for a while...I need to downsize & donate clothes/shoes I don't wear as it is. I was able to sell some pieces. Food - What's the CHEAPEST amount that ONE person can spend on food a week or month & still eat pretty healthy? Time to start clipping coupons & grocery shop more at Food for Less, 99 Cent store, & Winco Foods. Auto Ins - I pay $100 for 8 mos of the year w/ my good driver discount, but also for a multiple car discount since others in my current household have it too. Which company tends to have cheaper prices? Gas (car) - I mainly get Costco gas & fill up the tank once a week for about $40-45 ea week. But I tend to fill it up when I just have a bit under 1/2 a tank still, so I can wait a bit longer to fill up. Phone - I pay $20 for a basic landline through Verizon, which I'd like to keep. For the cell, it's $64/mo, which is the cheapest unlimited talk & text T-Mobile has. I already removed the internet/email usage. Internet & Cable TV - I NEED it...really. I'm an online grad student & need internet. I'd like to try Verion FIOS, but they seem pretty high, especially after the initial promo's over. I could bundle my internet & cable. I don't know if I want to bundle internet, cable, phone, but we'll see. At least I could for the 1st 1-2 yr promo price.