I thought it would be a good idea to see what fellow Head-fiers skimp on in order to save some money. Certainly, you don't need to be cheap, but you just give up something to have more money for other things.
Let me start!
1. Smoking, drinking, any other addictive habits (except music and photography, which in themselves are expensive).
2. Buying used items. (Buy a large majority of things used. My cds (from amazon, or local here in NYC), equipment, books, really many things, are purchased used.)
For example, today I purchased Spoon's Gimme Fiction at Other Music. It cost me $7.99. If I bought a new copy, it would be 13.99+tax.
3. Video games. I quit because I simply feel that I don't find enjoyment "shooting the day away" while everything else continues. It makes me especially sad to see the sun set, and knowing that I spent so much time in front of a screen.
4.Plastic water bottles. I don't buy them anymore. I find that they don't taste very well, so I bought a Klean Kanteen, which I can refil (saving me money! and the environment at the same time)
I'll probably think of other things, but this is a good list to start.