About Us

Budget lifestyle blogs are, quite literally, a dime a dozen. Pinching pennies has simply become a way of life for many Americans, given the sorry state of our economy. But guess what? Staying in every night is boring, and telling a bunch of broke-ass artists that they should be saving for retirement is, in our considered opinion, a pile of horse manure.

Shoestring Austin is different. We’re here to tell you that while you may have champagne tastes and a beer budget, you can still enjoy your life. We’re not going to lecture you about saving money, your lack of a 401k (what the heck is that, anyway?), or your outrageous decision to spend your money on necessities like good food.

Instead, we’re here to help! We’ve got recipes to stretch your food dollars further, reviews of inexpensive local eats, suggestions for what to do with your precious free time, and lots of opinions on what makes Austin fun and fabulous for folks like us.

Welcome to our site! We hope you enjoy our take on the low-cost lifestyle, because living on a budget doesn’t have to suck.