Last Updated on September 25, 2017 by Marie Bautista
Finding enough money to plan for fun activities with the whole family, or one to one with your brood can be tough. However, it’s imperative because it’s these times that help you build, and develop your relationship with the kids as they grow up. They are also a great way of showing your children how much you value them as individuals, not just part of the family group. Something that it’s important for each kid to know. Unfortunately, these sorts of fun activities like lunches and shopping trips out can cost serious money. That is why it important to save some money elsewhere to fund them. Read on to find out how.
One way to save money for the more fun things in life is to not buy lunches at work, or at school. This can actually add up to a lot of money saved for a family of five like us over a week, and I challenge you to give it a go for a month to see what I mean. Yes, it takes a little bit more organization. As you will need to prepare the lunches in the evenings and pack them up. Although you can always recruit one of the kids to help you. Getting them to butter the bread or chop vegetables and rotating this around each night to make it fair. In this way, you can save a fortune on ready made lunches, money that is much better spent on fun days out shopping, or watching a movie with the kids.
Shop Around For Services
Next, take a look at your outgoings that are related to your home. You will probably find that one of your biggest expenses is paying for services like electricity, water, and gas. Of course, it’s not like you can do without these things, so what does that leave in the way of getting them to cost less? Well, luckily there is a resource or two online that can help you. As such sites set up to allow you to check which provider charges the lowest price in your area. Meaning you can switch to them to make considerable savings. Savings that can then be spent on lunches out, or visiting theme parks.
Speculate To Accumulate
Sometimes we have to spend money to save it in the long run. Something that is known as speculating to accumulate. We can do this around the home by investing in things such as smart meters, and additional home insulation. Smart meters allow greater control over when you use gas, water and electric. As well as also allowing you to see how much you have used in a given time period. This can save you money in the long run, because it means we use energy in a much more economical way, reducing this outgoing cost.
So, why not try these ways of making money from the family budget to spend on funding to do together. After all, surely the latter is much more fun?