We all wish to have a life where we can just enjoy and not think about how it would cost us. But hey, not all of us are born rich. Most of us are normal individuals working hard for the future and trying to happy and comfortable lives. But who says that we should stop enjoying life just to save money? With proper management habits, you can become “frugal” but not cheap and have fun without breaking the bank.
Here are 5 simple ways on how you can save money while still enjoying life:
1. Eating Out
Eating out is something that we can’t live without. Who would want to eat home-cooked meals forever, right? Eating out is also our way to reward ourselves or a way to celebrate something good that happens in our lives. You can dine out without spending a fortune. Look online or in paper for special discounts and offers from different food chains and restaurants. You can also score some free coupons on apps and magazines which will save you a lot.
2. Food Shopping
Same thing goes for when you are grocery shopping. Aside from deals and coupons, buying in bulk is also a great way to save some money. Check out the generic or store-name brands too because they are usually just the same with big name brands. Also, don’t forget to check your pantry and fridge and make a list of all the things that you really NEED before hitting the store (and stick to it).
3. Date Nights
You and your partner can have romantic date nights without overspending. A romantic candlelight dinner for two at home followed by a fun movie marathon doesn’t require you to spend thousands.
Here, I wrote an article on some inexpensive date ideas that you can do with your significant other.
Choose “frugal” hobbies like running, biking, swimming, gardening and a lot more. Having these hobbies is way cheaper than going out or partying all night. You still get to save money without feeling deprived.
Traveling on a budget is possible! Did you know that you can travel while getting paid at the same time? Here’s my article about How You Can Travel and Get Paid.
Staycations are also way cheaper than an actual vacation but is equally the same. Here’s how you can plan the perfect staycation at your own home.