money saving

On one I do a daily money saving hint—sorry

for the duplicate for those guys who are on that list with me—and after I posted today’s tip I decided that with the holiday season coming up and everyone looking for fun things to do in the upcoming winter months I’d post the suggestion here too. Hopefully some of you can expound on it and come up with even more ways we can all be entertained for just a few dollars or free. Jan who loves live theater in OK
Saving on entertainment dollars. Just because you are striving to be debt free doesn’t mean you need to always sit at home in the dark. Get entertained! The time until you are debt free will go a lot faster. Have your date nights, take kids great places, but do it on a shoestring or FREE. My family loves live productions, plays, music, comedy acts etc. Anyone who has ever gone to such productions KNOWS they can cost a family nearly a house payment if you aren’t careful. We enjoy such productions for a very low cost and sometimes free. How? We go to local theater forum–not your big PAC productions, the small town productions, college campuses, high school events, improve nights in the middle of the week at comedy clubs and similar. One of the best productions we ever saw of Cabaret (one of my favorite musicals) was in a small room with only three props (a bed, a door frame and a set of table and chairs) at a local college. We paid $3 each to see the play and it was so well acted you didn’t notice the lack of props. One of the best comedy acts we ever saw was with complimentary tickets (free) to a local comedy club. I don’t even remember the comedian’s name but she was so funny we couldn’t breath from laughing so hard. Granted sometimes the actors aren’t polished, the sets are cheesy, but the spirit is there and quite often the shows are wonderful. So check with your local colleges (don’t forget the community ones) schools, theater forums, libraries and community calendars. You just might be amazed about how cheap a good date night (or special birthday/holiday treat) can be.