Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Save money AND have fun? Sure!

The Simple Dollar has a great post on 10 frugal activities to do with friends and how to suggest them.

Since it can be hard to both have a social life and be financially responsible, it's important to come up with ideas of things to do that don't cost a lot of money. Trent makes several good suggestions including: book clubs, old movies and (my personal favorite) camping.

Lucky I live in a city with lots of free activities but I bet your city has some great things going on too. If you need suggestions, head to a book store and look in the local interest section. There may be a book or two that will tell you about things you never even knew existed. Look in the local paper for festivals, art openings, etc. Search online for clubs and social groups. Be creative and if you don't start pre-existing activities start some of your own.

Good luck!