I'm the same, I rather save my money for things that are important than blow it all away on things that don't really matter. I barely drink anymore, I rarely eat out, I quit smoking cigarettes (2yrsago) and i've managed to save 8 grand in the last 4 months and i'm only getting like $16p/h after tax.
I wanted to say "but it's all worth it", and then I realised that I prefer to live like this. As a result i'm going back to Thailand in January, having my first pro fight at the end of Feb/early March, and once that's all said and done I can relax in Laos!
heh I like thailand pretty cheap stuff everywhere over there, you having a MMA fight soon bro?