I feel like that should be the title of a contemporary art piece.
As musicians, our financial situation is a tad unstable. Sometimes, there is constant income, sometimes not. So, we have to be very careful about what we’re spending, how we’re spending, and how to save. I’m finding this out more and more since I’ve moved to Nashville. Here are a few things that I’ve done to cut spending so that I can save.
I know that store brand foods have a reputation of being gross, but i promise they aren’t. I can prove this, because it is all that we buy. It tastes just the same as a name brand and it is half the price. You can also save on money by eating out less. Or go to an all you can buffet, grab a few boxes, and stock up.
The beauty of carpooling, is that the more people you can pack into your car, the more people that can contribute on gas money. You could also take the bus. Many bus companies offer discounts for monthly passes. This will most certainly save you money on gas, car insurance, maintenance, etc.
Take care to maintain your instruments. Keep strings clean so that they can last as long as possible. Constantly check the instrument for any cracks, warping, or intonation problems. Even if it’s a slight crack, get it fixed, because you do not want it to get worse. Small issues are easier, and usually cheaper, to fix then large ones.
Hoard tip money like no one’s business. Not just because you earned it, but because it will come in handy. Always be prepares for the unexpected. If something unfortunate happens, it’s good to have a little cushion to live off for awhile.
If you have any ideas on how to save money, LET ME KNOW! I’m always looking for ways to save money