Fun on A Budget - Have you redone your budget recently? What's your best budget hint?
Thursdays in June mean we all get ideas on how to have fun on a budget. Hints on how to enjoy the warmer months (or any month really) with little ways to save money for the fun or ways to have fun without spending a whole lot of cashola.
For the Fun on A Budget Challenge #2, let's look at that budget. And take another closer look. Are there ways to redo or tweak or alter that budget in order to have some extra money to do summer fun things. Cheek out these simple tweaks to make that can make your summer fun and not break your budget:
-- Look at the grocery bill. The grocery bill is one area where we have a bit of wiggle room. Try out some costs saving recipes, break out that crockpot, cut out meat twice a week - anything you can do to shave sat $10 per week off of your groceries is $40 a month extra for fun.
--Make it automatic. Use all of the technology at our disposal. Look at Blueprint for ways to make it easy to save money. Contact your bank to have $40 or $50 taken out of each paycheck and put aside for fun.
-- Reassess your needs and wants. This is advice for those areas within all of the categories in your budget. Within your clothing category or the household category, rethink the purchases everyday. Do you really need that tote bag, even though it is on sale? Imagine that $12.99 going into the Fun Fund.
Have you redone your budget recently? What's your best budget hint?
*More fun challenge ideas on The Family Piggy Bank every Thursday.