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7 Great Ways to Save Money While Still Living a Fun and Enjo

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What are some of the best ways to save money while still enjoying a fun and fulfilling lifestyle? Many people have asked themselves this question often. And while there are many ways to budget and save, here are some of the best ways.


1. DIY


Make your own clothing. Especially for younger children, it can be easier just to make clothes for them since they outgrew them in an instant. Save money on Halloween costumes and just do them yourself. Your child might turn out to be a designer, who knows, let the family join in for fun.


2. Alternative Shopping Places


Saving money on clothes can actually be fun if you know where to shop. Try online shopping, most retailers would cut their prices lower to compete with regular department stores. You can also try discount shops or factory outlets.


3. Sell Old Clothes


Sell your old clothes to make room for new ones. That way your family understands that nothing is permanent so they have to settle for good quality clothes rather than a designer item that they would probably just wear once.


The needs of your family comes first and one of them includes clothing. Do not get stuck in a rut thinking you cannot afford it. You just simply have to be creative and resourceful.



4. Make a shopping budget


Often times a person will  end up overspending because they have not sat down and planned a cohesive and precise list of what they will purchase. Make sure whenever you shop, you have a shopping list that will guide you make an informed shopping decision.



5. Living within your means


When a person has the "Keeping Up with the Joneses" attitude and they are living a lifestyle that they cannot afford, it can be a huge hindrance to saving money. Going for sales and thrift shopping can help immensely in saving money, but also afford a person to have nice things.


6. Limit the number of times you go out


Going is often costly, usually it consists of gas, food and expensive movies. Instead of going out or eating out too frequently, it's a good idea to stay in, invite friends over, prepare a delicious meal and have great entertainment. Some fun at-home activities can include renting movies, which can be renting for as cheap as $1.00, playing various types of games, including board games. And then there are classics like the game Charades. Also, many people have karaoke machines in their homes and that could be a great way to have some fun on the cheap.


7. Reduce excessive use of the credit cards


Most people often accumulate huge debts through the credit cards. Reducing the usage of credit cards will help you reduce the amounts of credit that you will be ultimately obliged to pay instead of saving. Try searching for a reliable credit debt consolidation company to help reduce monthly credit card fees and save you large amounts of money every month.


Author Bio:


Ellie Jacobs in the owner of Budget Realm; a website for discounts, deals, sales, coupons and promo codes. Plus helpful articles about finance, saving money and budgeting ideas. And just in general, how to manage your money wisely.

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