One student's extreme cost cutting: 'Don’t buy clothing, don’t buy anything for a full year.'

One student’s extreme cost cutting: ‘Don’t buy clothing, don’t buy anything for a full year.’

A 21-year-old university student is taking on the consumer culture that turned back-to-school season into spend-o-rama. Jahnome McEwan plans to go through the entirety of 2017 without spending on anything but necessities and a dinner out now and then with his girlfriend. Spending on everything else – clothes, electronics, socializing with friends – is out. “We’ve been trying to figure out ways we can save our money,” the York University student said in an interview. “We decided, let’s just do a complete paradigm shift and not spend at malls at all. Don’t buy clothing, don’t buy anything for a full year. See how much we can save, see how much we can invest. Do the complete opposite of what’s going on.”

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