Entertainment Value: Start a Frugal Club
Frugality is a big topic of conversation these days. More people who never considered a frugal lifestyle are now cutting back on their spending and taking more notice of their own money habits. There are more people working actively to save money and save money wherever they can. Consumers have been investigating different methods and alternatives to their traditional spending habits, such as shopping at discount and dollar stores and cutting out luxuries like expanding cable packages.They are working hard to get back to the basics.
One of the drawbacks to having to cut out things from your life in order to save money, is sometimes having to cut out the things in your life that are fun. Entertainment and eating out at restaurants are two of the top things that are usually the first to go. It can get depressing for some who feel they are working so hard to get out of debt and save money but still have little incentive in daily life.
It is situations like this that bring out the creativity in people. The famous saying “necessity is the mother of invention” is a perfect description of what can be done even in today's society to make life a little bit easier, and a whole lot more fun.
As you continue to work a full-time job, wrangle the kids, and make your money work for you, there are some sacrifices that you are making every day and you may not even realize it. Think about it – are you too busy for your friends? Do you find yourself dealing more with the social lives of your kids than you do yourself? Well, thinking outside of the box, you can change all of that and have a blast at least one night a week, while still saving money.
Start A Frugal Club
What is a frugal club? Well, there is no official answer to that question because my necessity as a mother just invented it. When I was thinking about the content of this article, I immediately pictured that scene in Mr. Mom where Michael Keaton was playing poker with the neighborhood ladies, using coupons in the pot.
A frugal club can be anything you want it to be, so long as you find ways to incorporate frugality and find ways to be entertained and save money. Gather some friends you know who are working towards a more frugal life and set a specific day and time that is convenient for everyone, making a commitment to attend more likely to happen.
Here are some ideas to get you rolling but feel free to find your own ways to spend a frugal evening among friends:
n up the house each week. This gives everyone license to just take a break.
There are so many other alternatives to the things you can do in a frugal club, feel free to add your twist on ideas. The important thing is that you get out of your house at least one night a week and socialize with people with whom you have things in common with and common goals for saving money. This adds value to your life without spending nary a dime.