I've been hearing from various sources that Megabus is cheap, but I didn't know how cheap until I just booked a round-trip bus ride to Boston from this weekend and the total cost was only $15.50. Not to mention it is an estimated six hours each way, same as Amtrak, and yet at a tiny fraction of the cost. And with the times I'm taking it (midnight on Wednesday and early morning on Sunday) I don't foresee too much traffic in either direction.
In other news, I blew through my first paycheck like it was nothing. I can't believe how much money I've spent the past three days - damn! I don't even have enough to pay my cable bill now :S