Where is the fun? I know by now you may be thinking that living frugally and within a strict budget cannot be fun. It has been just the opposite for us. Within reason, we are able to take vacations when we want to and not worry about the big credit card bill when we return. We save up for the big trips like last year when we went to Kentucky and Florida with the grand kids. Making use of coupons for hotel room stays (you can find them at rest areas) and places to eat out help soften the financial blow. Another fun thing that we do is to take advantage of free activities. For example, we go to free parks, free festivals, free concerts, and participate in free library activities. One of the programs that I'm participating in is the adult summer reading program at the library. After reading 5 books this summer, I'm eligible to receive a gift certificate for a fast food restaurant and my name will be put in for their Kindle giveaway. Sometimes sacrifices are made to keep us from going into debt. For instance, in order to take that vacation I mentioned, we did forgo remodeling our bedroom until next year. Our goal is to have great financial health so it is all worth it in the end.
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