While not a fun topic, the idea of establishing a budget is a necessity of life. Without knowing where your money goes each month it is too easy to get off track and find yourself in financial distress. Along with setting aside money for emergencies, socking away a little in a savings account, and paying your monthly bills you may be surprise to learn that entertainment expenses are a big part of budgets also. If you fail to account for having a little fun here and there, the temptation to go off budget is too great. So, when you are thinking about your budget, don’t forget to think about having some fun too.
Keep in mind that doing things for entertainment do not have to cost a bundle. There are plenty of things you can do for fun that are free, or very low cost. Some creative ideas for entertainment that fits your budget include:
- Pick a deal on groupon or other social media site. Countless retailers, restaurant, and other companies are turning to these sites for a source of income. You can get a great deal at a reduced price, but still enjoy the full amount of fun offered.
- Join a club that offers discounts to members only.
- Consider going to your local college theater instead of paying full price for a professional show.
- Check out what’s playing at the dollar movies, and cut the cost of your dinner and a movie date in half.
There are plenty of options out there for low cost entertainment, it may just take some looking. The money you save can be put towards your savings account or emergency fund, or can be made to make an extra payment on a credit card or other loan. Include your friends, family, and neighbors in your hunt for budget friendly entertainment ideas. Before long, you will find yourself with more things to do, than time to do them. For more information on budgets, finances, and how to manage your debt, call our office and speak with one of our qualified debt management professionals today.
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