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Dec 27, 2018 12:52:54

Some ideas to cut my budget while traveling abroad

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Basile Samel

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1) Work from libraries instead of coworking spaces

Libraries are free, have books, and are frequented by locals. Coworking spaces don't, plus you can actually talk to people during your coffee break in the chat room.

2) Work from Airbnb for full focus

A good Airbnb has a kitchen, a workstation, a laundry, and a fast Wi-fi. It is better to pay for a slightly more expensive rent than to spend money on coffee shops, coworking space memberships or commutes.

3) Get a gym membership instead of partying and doing stupid stuff

Gym memberships are increasingly cheap. It's a great investment to stay healthy and productive. If you are not into iron, doing bodyweight exercises at home works well too. All you need is a cleaning bucket filled with water (for curls), and a broomstick on top of two chairs (for pull-ups). Push-ups and pistol squats do the rest.

4) Get a transportation card to visit the city while benefiting from free discounts

Long-term transportation cards usually come with many financial benefits.

5) Eat from home

In SE Asia the food is so cheap it is actually more expensive to cook stuff yourself.

6) Practicing intermittent fasting

7) Go to meetup/startup/networking events instead of partying and doing stupid stuff

They offer free food and drinks.

8) Bike

You can cut a lot of monthly costs by just biking: public transportation, medicine, gym membership etc.

9) Cut off your phone/data subscription

Use the power of Wi-fi instead. Do you really need to publish those cute Instagram pictures in real-time?

10) Bank fees

Get cash in bulk from affiliated ATMs.

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    @basilesamel I like your general strategy of doing "X" instead of "partying and doing stupid stuff."

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Dec 27, 2018 15:03:49
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      @brandonwilson I'm still partying and doing stupid stuff in the end though ? I love working hard and partying harder

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Dec 27, 2018 15:09:13
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    @basilesamel if you come to Singapore, you can definitely work in our libraries. It's popular enough that it's actually hard to get seats. For home workouts, my go-to is the 7 minute workout - a few reps and I'm exhausted.

    Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Dec 27, 2018 14:37:12
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      I saw that in a blog post about Singapore :P Also your coffee shops full of students working.

      Yes, I like this program! But there is no pulling exercise, right? It's the only thing lacking in my opinion.

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Dec 27, 2018 15:11:49
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      @basilesamel hahaha yes they are EVERYWHERE! Brrrr. Yeah you're right about the lack of pulling exercises. Maybe one of those workout rubber band thingies will solve that - lightweight to carry too.

      Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Dec 27, 2018 16:01:34
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