Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Things to do Instead of Spending Money

If you're trying to keep a strict budget, one of the chief problems that can throw your whole life out of balance is that of boredom.  You might be saying to yourself "that's not such a bad problem".  In fact, some people might even consider the lack of having to do anything as a major luxury.  In our fast paced and busy world we live in, this can often be true, but if you are bored too often, this could spell a disaster for your finances.

Let me elaborate:

Often times, boredom is a rather unpleasant state we find ourselves in.  We try to find ways to avoid being bored, and we usually have "go to" methods for at least doing something.  If you're not careful, your "go to" boredom fix could be something very expensive such as eating out, going shopping, or other entertainment venues.  Before you know it, you find yourself spending way more money than you should have.  So how do we relieve our boredom in a fugal way?  If you're a home owner like myself, there are always an innumerable amount of tasks that should be done, but sometimes I like a little spice in my life.

This blog here suggests at least 56 things you can do that cost very little to nothing.  Most of them are pretty good ideas, however I would argue that they are not all cheap.  Entertaining friends can be pretty expensive if you're not careful.  That said, it's at least a good start to having you think outside of the "proverbial box" and come up with some different ideas.  For me, writing this here blog is often a nice hobby and keeps me thinking.  If I was a better writer, it could even be a source of income.  Either way, look to your own environment for some entertainment, and you'll be surprised at what you find.

Wonderful Moment of the Day: My impatiens seedlings have all sprouted and will be ready to plant soon enough!

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