1. You wait until it is absolutely necessary to fill your car with gas. AKA, once the gas light is on.
Good thing there’s a gas station right by both your apartment and work!
2. You can no longer procrastinate studying or paper writing because you’ve graduated, so instead you procrastinate paying your bills.
The closer to the deadline you pay them the less they are, right? RIGHT?!
3. Your favorite day of the month is payday.
4. That massive $15 entree you bought for lunch right after payday because you felt rich? Well shortly after you remembered you’re not and you make it last for lunch, dinner, and tomorrow’s lunch too. Nothing like being poor, to force you to eat proper portions.
But good thing bread a cheese are cheap, because those late night grilled cheeses come in clutch.
5. A $10 bottle of wine is more justifiable than $10 lipstick. You don’t need to look cute while drinking that bottle of wine, because lets be real, you’ll be sitting on the couch watching Netflix while drinking it.
6. Who are we kidding? $10 bottles of wine only happen when we feel like splurging for our best friend’s birthday.
7. But still, we know that a night on the couch with Netflix and a $10 bottle of wine would be cheaper (and more fun) than a night out.
Drinks at bars are expensive, okay?
8. You spend less on alcohol, but more on coffee.
9. Technically you can now afford that really cute $90 jacket. But only if you give up 10 burritos you could have eaten at Chipotle. 9 if you get guac.
Who needs a jacket in the winter though when Chipotle warms your soul?
10. You agree to go on Tinder dates with the few guys who don’t start out with aggressively sexual comments, because while the best case scenario you are the perfect couple and your family will stop bugging you about being single, the worst case scenario (minus the whole safety issue) you still get a FREE MEAL!
11. You finally understand your mom’s love of coupon clipping. Well, kinda. Sorta. Okay, really more in theory because it’s a lot of work.