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Save money and have fun!

My name is Jessica and I write for Pocket Change. What I love about Tightwad is the fact that it's about saving money without sacrificing fun or the ability to still feel like a whole person doing the things that you want. Here are some pointers on what you can do to save money on things you might not always think of. Here’s to saving money and having fun!
Invite your friends over instead of going out I usually do this with my friends, who come over to my house, put on a movie or TV show that we love and enjoy each other’s company. You could even have a potluck or a barbeque; this saves a lot on food expenses because this way you aren’t all racking up a huge bill at a restaurant.
Plan your meals around your grocery’s flyer What’s so great about this idea is you aren’t planning around some over-the-top cookbook recipe with dozens of new ingredients that you need to buy. You can choose the pasta that’s on sale or maybe fish that you can combine with some in-season veggies.
Don’t do retail therapy Go home after a long day at work and relax that way. I’m guilty of simply going to a store and buying something because I think it will make me feel better. But often enough, all I really need is some time to myself so I can relax. An easy way to relax is to take a bath, maybe even use a bath pillow and some bubble bath to mellow out. You’ll feel better about not spending money on things that you don’t need and you’ll feel calmer than ever.
Write a list before you go shopping Whenever you go shopping, write a list of everything you need and stick to it. You’ll be far less likely to buy impulse items that you don’t need if you make sure that the only items you buy is on said list. If you aren’t sure about something, like walking into a store that you don’t need anything from then stay away. While I may not buy things that I can’t afford in those adorable shoe stores, I still leave feeling drained and unhappy. Use your list, it’ll make you feel better about your shopping and yourself.
These tips should help you on the road to saving some serious cash. While it may not be the only thing you can do, I hope it will certainly help you out to become a real money-saving-mogel.


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This is a very informative post. Indeed, there are so many things that can be done to have fun without money or with lesser money. I greatly suggest that when inviting some friends over make sure to include in the list a person with the natural sense of humor. There's always someone you know with natural knack for jokes. The presence of such person will make a huge difference.

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