In some place in the back of your mind, when you reach for your credit card, you find yourself thinking: “I can afford this. Someday I’ll make my movie and sell it for a gazillion dollars. And then I’ll pay off my bills…”
Most independent filmmakers want to save money but feel too strapped to take action. This is because each month is filled with bills and other unexpected expenses. For this reason, most people put off saving until the end of the month. The problem is, by that time, there is nothing left to save. Despite the expenses of living, there are ways to save money. Here is how I was able to pay myself first.