Monday, November 8, 2010

Fun frugal weekend activities.

Planning a frugal weekend is easier than you think, and it is a ton of fun. Weekends tend to eat up a large amount of our budget, and they don't have to. Try spending little to nothing on your next weekend activity, here are a few great weekend activities.

1. Picnic/Hike, look up a local trail that you can hike. Spend the day outdoors and stop for a quick sandwich during the hike. This is a great activity for couples or a family with kids who are looking for a cheap adventure.

2. Hit the beach, besides spending a few dollars on parking heading to the beach is a great way to spend a weekend day on just a few dollars. Soak up the sun and enjoy a nice day at the beach.

3.Volunteer, nothing makes you feel better than helping someone else. So rather than spending the day focused on you find someone else to help. Spend a day working at a soup kitchen or visiting the elderly at a rest home. There are hundreds of ways you can volunteer.

4. Go to a local art museum. Almost every city has a art museum and many of them are free/very low cost. It's a lot of fun to see what local artists are doing and is a great way to stay warm in the winter.

5. Go to a free outdoor concert. Summer concert series are a lot of fun and are played in most large cities. This is a great way to spend the day and who knows you may find your new favorite band.

6. Organize your finances and set goals. This may not seem like the most fun activity in the world, but it can keep you on track to achieving your goals. When goals are being met this activity becomes a lot more fun. Check out my financial Saturday cleanup post.

7. Go for an all day bike ride. Look up a local historic site (or a few) and hop on your 10 speed and spend the day checking them out. You will see the city in a whole different way as you cruise down the road. This activity is good for you good for the environment and a ton of fun.

8. Play a few of your favorite games. Whether you like a long game of Monopoly or Risk, or you love to play some social quick games. Board games are a great way to spend a cold Saturday afternoon. Invite some friends over and have a nice potluck dinner to go along with your games.

9. Develop a hobby, you may love to sew or paint but never seem to have the time. Rather than heading to a move, spend the day practicing one of your favorite hobbies. In fact is you probably spent a few hundred dollars at one point purchasing supplies dust them off give them a try.

10. Start a blog, or brainstorm about a small business you want to run. Whenever I think of great ideas like Netflix, or Redbox,I think how come I didn't think of that:? The concept behind both of those very successful businesses is pretty basic. However people put a lot of thought into the development. Who knows you may have an idea floating around in your head that will could make you millions. Spend the day writing things down and setting goals.


This list could go on and on. Most importantly find things that you love to do that meet your financial goals and do them. Do not let your recreation hold you back from having a debt free life.

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