Jan 6, 2013

Make fun free! #FinancialWellness Week

We end Financial Wellness Week on a "fun" note! Having financial wellness doesn't have to be boring or stressful. You can still save money and have fun- you just have to enjoy the free things in life!

Places to Visit
Waco, Texas (where I live) has free places we can visit like the Armstrong Browning Library on Baylor University. We can also visit Mason Lodges for free as well. If you are looking for educational places to visit that are also fun for free, contact your local Chamber of Commerce or even look on your city's website.

Our city used to have weekends where you could visit the places that charge admission for free, but no longer do. See if your city does and it won't cost you anything to visit some of your favorite places!

Day Tripping
Sometimes you just want to get out of the city for a few hours. If you're interested in having a day trip with your family, visit a city close by to visit and plan for the trip. To save money on gas, fill the gas tank just as you are leaving out. To save money on food, bring you own home-made snacks as fast food can be SUPER expensive, especially if you're on a tight budget. If you are worried about mileage, choose a city only 30 minutes away that you've never visited and explore the whole city!

Craft kits or make your own?
Has the crafting bug bitten your family? You're probably tempted to purchase the craft kits in stores like Michael's or Joann's but if you list each item separately, you will find out that what comes in the kits cost less when you buy all the items by themselves.

Not feeling inspired? Consider Pinterest (linked to kid crafts search) or CraftGawker (also linked to kid crafts search). Or maybe you can come with your own craft ideas!

What are some fun and free things you like to do with your family?



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