Fun Recreation Ideas that Don’t
Wreck The Budget!
Sometimes Inexpensive Fun Recreation Ideas are hard to find. But when you do find the ... it's SWEEEEET!
These days it’s easy to spend a significant amount of money on recreational activity. Families often blow their recreation budget, thinking they can’t cut these expenses and still have a good time.
But we challenge that notion. There are hundreds of ways to enjoy family time or a date night without dropping $100 to do it.
See our list of inexpensive and fun date night and family recreation ideas
Emergency Fund Examples
If you’re building an emergency fund, you’ll want to set some savings goals based on the five-category examples in this article. We’ll give you ideas for emergency funds amounts and categories.
If you’re managing a budget and have extra money available each month, you’ll want to take note of our emergency fund examples.
We took several years to accumulate our 5 category Emergency Fund Savings Account.
We’ll tell you what the categories are, how much we saved and where we keep it
(Hint: it’s in a special high-yield bank account that you can get started with today).
Find out How Much We Recommend for Your Emergency Fund
Can a Family Really Live on One Income?
If you’ve ever wondered whether your family can live on one income or not, the 5 questions in this article should help answer your question.
- One Income for a SAHM Wannabe
- Convincing Your Wife to Live on One Income
- Living on One Income When Illness Hits the Family
- Living on One Income after Bankruptcy
- Living on One Income, Drowning in Debt & No Fun
Read our answers here
What Do A Dam and a Budget
Have In Common?
We’ve heard people refer to budgets in many negative terms, that all imply pain or restriction or deprivation.
We have a different view of budget restriction.
We look at a household budget as a positive thing. It’s a tool that preserves our money and lets us enjoy life and the things we have.
We think a budget is very similar to a dam.
Keep reading and find out why.
Managing a Windfall
What to Do with Sudden Money
What is a financial windfall? Is managing a windfall something you are prepared to do?
Winning the lottery, a TV game show, an inheritance or sweepstakes are all windfalls.
What about smaller windfalls – like a tax refund?
How could this money help you? How would you manage it?
Have you ever thought of creating a plan for a financial windfall?
Find Out How We Deal with Windfalls
Debt-Free Living / Frugal Living
7 Inspiring Stories Page
If you’re looking for encouragement to keep going, you’re going to love reading these frugal living success stories from real people. Some struggle with debt, others are finding joy in living within their means. Keep reading and get stoked about the possibilities!
Read these Real-Live Stories … Will Yours Be Next?
How Frugal Live Can
Lead to Early Retirement
Can Frugal Living make a difference in how soon you retire or is it just a waste of time? We’re going to give you one example of the power of frugal living as it specifically pertains to how soon you can retire.
How Much Money Do You Need to Retire?
First, let’s calculate how much money you need to retire for a moment.
Most retirement planning projection systems don’t adequately show the impact of frugal living in retirement estimate calculations—probably for good reason. Most people aren’t frugal!
Read More Here