Monday, April 14, 2008
Jon Breitkreutz, movie maker, music maker, cabinet maker
How do you save money?
'I act as though I'm broke, even when I'm not, and live off of Ramen. I try not to use my debit card-I'll withdraw $20 and make it last me four days, kind of like an allowance. I don't go out drinking in bars a lot. I'd rather buy a six pack. I try to buy in bulk in general. The big thing is gas-if I go out, I try to get everything in one trip. Working with wood, I make a lot of furniture for myself. I've made cabinets, a coffee table, chairs-I'm like Jesus. In fact, I am Jesus. I'm even working on the beard."
What do you splurge on?
"A good meal out is always nice. I'm also saving up for a vehicle right now-a 1970 GMC pickup truck. I have it all picked out and everything. I also probably didn't have to buy another guitar, but I always want more instruments. Whenever I save up money it always goes towards an instrument or woodworking tools. I bought another table saw not too long ago. You can get the really crappy ones for $50, but I splurged and bought the $500 model."