I'm on a budget - in spanish?
I was thinking to say "corto de dinero" but sounds too direct. maybe other ways saying it?
In Mexico, to say specifically that we are on a budget, we say " 'tengo un' / 'ando en un' bajo presupuesto".
In Spanish we say:
-tengo que ajustame a mi presupuesto
-tengo que cuidar mis gastos
Direct..........Me falta dinero, Soy pobre.
Indirect............No soy de lujo, No soy de altos ingresos.
Hacer un presupuesto=Presupuestar
Presupuestar: Presupuesto los gastos, así evito malgastar el dinero
I'm budgeting expenses so I don't waste money
Hice un presupuesto(I made a budget~I'm on a budget) para evitar malgastar el dinero(so I don't waste money)/ para ahorrar el dinero (to save money).
One thing, though, being on a budget does not necessarily mean one is poor or "cutting back." It can simply mean that one allocates so much for various types of expenses and does everything possible not to deviate from the spending plan so as to be able to set aside funds for future expenditures (college, retirement, car repairs, property taxes, etc.)
For example, assuming a meal out runs $15 on average, maybe John could easily afford to go out to eat 3 times a week with his pals, but he chooses to do it only twice a month because $30 is all he has budgeted for "entertainment." That way he can set the other $150/month aside to save up for a car.
There is a colloquial way to say something like that: apretarse el cinturon - tengo que apretarme el cinturon. (I need to tighten my belt).
im on a buget=im en un buget