I will be 19 next month and will be moving into my very first apartment next week. Now that I’m responsible for my own bills and resources, what are your best frugality tips for an early learner? I currently buy the majority of my food from Aldi, meal prep and cook fresh, and fast anywhere from 16 to 24 hours not only for my health, but to cut costs on food. My clothes are all secondhand and donated back to reduce waste and save money. I plan to use minimal electricity and water once I move—enough water to shower after work and wash my dishes and nothing more. These are basic things to cut some costs, but what should I know from you, the frugal pros? Half my monthly check goes to rent and utilities. I need to save every penny I can. Anything helps.