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  1. General Chat
    It seems like every few months we get people asking some variation of “What can I do for fun when I have no money/very little money to spend on entertainment?” I thought it would be a nice to have a big thread of fun things to do that were free or cheap. And there are also fun activities that...
  2. Leisure challenges
    I have challenges with my materialism. I consider myself rather materialistic. I spend anywhere from $40-$100/month on items such as video games, comic books, electronics, and music (records, CDs). I have been getting better and compared to last year (I have spreadsheets tracking spending in...
  3. Vacations and Travel
    Don't have the money or want to spend the money traveling for a vacation? There's lots of free and frugal entertainment to be found in many places!!! Investigate your local options. - Bowling - If you go on Sunday mornings before noon, the games are usually $1-2 each in my area. Sometimes...
  4. Frugal Living
    Anyone had some cheap/free entertainment lately? Care to share your ideas with us? Today I went with a friend to a free art show. I picked up some drop dead gorgeous art cards for birthday cards this coming year. They were $5 CAD each and will be going to my children. If we have a bit of...
  5. Blog
    It has been a busy summer so far. I still tutor four mornings a week. I tutor ESL to both adults and children. It is volunteer work I do through the church. I also managed to teach a gentleman to drive Canadian style. He has his license and I am relieved I do not have to drive with him...
  6. Freebies
    you do not need to own a kindle to read these books. you can simply download the free kindle ereader app for your phone or computer here: Free Kindle Apps - Read eBooks on your Phone, Tablet, or Computer the free books offered on the kindle can be found here: eReaderIQ.com | The Easier...
  7. Coupons
    If you are unfamiliar with them, they are a big book full of coupons for dining, shopping, attractions in your specific area. My mom used to buy these when I was young! Seems like most coupons expire 11/1/11. Can be a really good value if your summer plans include any local attractions. For...
  8. Frugal Living
    What are you doing now? And what do you hope to do? Right now we watch a lot of library DVDs at home with friends. We also have potluck BBQs or meals and play board games. When we're by ourselves our hobbies entertain us, or we read...mostly library books or from our own extensive...
  9. Leisure & Media Arts
    What songs do you like to listen to in the winter? What songs remind you of wintertime?
  10. Question and Answer
    OK so I started watching two children ontop of my 1 and We dont have tons of toys LOL. I am big on use your imagination but that is a bit harder with these two as there parents have them use to stimulation ALL the time. They will learn how to use there imagination and do outside most of the time...
  11. Blog
    This week we had a snowstorm. To many areas of the country this is no big deal. However, where I live we don’t “do” snow. We don’t have bi snow removal operations, most of us natives don’t know how or care to drive in it, and everything pretty much shuts down until the melting happens. I like it...
  12. General Chat
    I just have so much debt and I know I shouldn't be thinking about this, but what have you done for entertainment while reducing costs, debt and striving for financial freedom. I think I have hit a roadblock and getting a little anxious about feeling punished for being in debt. I know about...
  13. Blog
    The Only Price of Admission for These Great Activities is Ingenuity Whether you’re saving for retirement, living on a fixed income, or just looking for new ways to be smart about how you spend your money, consider the many ways that you can trim your entertainment budget and actually increase...
  14. Blog
    A lot of people ask me: “If you don’t watch TV and you choose to limit movies, clubs, restaurants, etc. in order to save money, what do you do for entertainment? Aren’t you bored?” I usually look at them, dumbfounded, because to me there is too much to do and boredom is never a problem. I have...
  15. Blog
    I wrote about trying to find contentment by getting back to a simpler life, one freer from forms of mass entertainment and consumerism. There’s an additional benefit to this than just living a simpler, less hectic life. You are likely to find freedom from the pervasive advertising in our...
  16. Stockpiling
    Let us just say for the sake of worse case it all hit the fan purposes it all hits the fan! Lets say you have no power. What would you do with yourself and your family to keep from going batty. Some suggestions--- Boardgames, cards,outdoor sports, crafts such as hand quilting,scrapbooking...
  17. Blog
    I find that usually the weekends are the only time I have to do any sort of shopping, whether it be for groceries, clothes, stuff for the house, or pretty much anything we need (or sometimes don’t need). But the majority of our most recent Saturday was spend lying around the house and watching...
  18. Coupons
    Didn't know if this was the right forum, but here it is :D! We were given a coupon book for Christmas and there are scads of coupons we will not use and I hate to see them go to waste. So, I am listing the name of the business & towns where the coupon can be redeemed. The coupons are good...
  19. Freebies
    http://www.jasoncraig.com/ordercd.html
  20. General Chat
    When ever I get the urge to splurge I fantasy shop. I will visit one of my old favorite stores on line and fill my shopping chart with anything I want. Then I gawk at the bill. Today I bought a Wii, two very pretty dresses, and a pair of boots. The best thing about fantasy shopping, I get to...
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