Cut Down on Your Entertainment Budget With 4 “How To” Tips - Money Soldiers

Cut Down on Your Entertainment Budget With 4 “How To” Tips

We know how important entertainment can be for you and for your family, but we also know how expensive things can get. For many decades the only way to access exclusive content from your home was through cable television, which was and still remains an expensive option to go for.

Fortunately, there are many other options available today that can replace the expensive cable services with half the money. There are also plenty of options available that are cheap, and fun that will cover up your entertainment necessities.

If you don’t know how to cut down on these expenses this article is for you, as we bring you four options on how to cut down your entertainment budget without sacrificing the fun in your life. This movement, known as “cord cutting” will enable you to have great control over the programming you do pay for, it allows you to customize packages to your interests (i,e sports), and the relatively low cost will this almost a no-brainer to switch! Without further ado, let’s jump in and get to the details.

1. Cut the Cord

Cable TV is the main indoor entertainment option. It is also very expensive, and that’s why the streaming option is the best for having access to your favorite content without spending too much.

There are free open source streaming platforms like Kodi, which gives you the opportunity to have as many extensions as you want of different content platforms, for free. But before you go for it you’ll want a VPN for Kodi to keep your identity safe and protected while surfing the web.

2. Visit Restaurants Less Often

You heard right! However, this doesn’t mean that you have to punish yourself completely and refuse all invitations of eating out, rather choose more wisely which occasions are worth spending on a restaurant. For example, if you eat out once or twice a week you can reduce that amount to 2 times a month.

Also, try your best to look for discounts and promotions in your local food places so you can save whilst still having a meal or a drink with family and friends.

3. Look for Discounts on Events

Search for your local tour guide and check out the events they have in places like concerts, outdoor activities, or theater plays that are normally quite economic and, in some cases, even free.

Also, in case you are a student, a senior citizen or a member of the military, take advantage of your identification, as there are many places at which showing your ID can make you a candidate for various discounts at movie theaters, restaurants, and various parks.

In case a big event you can’t wait to go to approaches, you can convince a friend or family member to go with you and share expenses, so you don’t spend frantically and regret it later.

4. Go to Free Local Events

Become an expert on hunting down local events like street fairs or free concerts that are near your area. This way you get the perfect excuse to go out, take a walk near where you live, enjoy it whilst getting to know everything that is offered, and at the same time, save money while doing it.

In some cases, there might be some cost of admission, but even though they charge, the amount is close to nothing for what you get in return. Places like zoos, museums or aquariums have free entrance once a week or once a month, so check out your local newspaper if you want to enjoy yourself in these territories.

 

Jesse Fin
 

Jesse worked as a journalist for a large tv station in Korea in her past life. She now works full time at home as a blogger and loves to help her friends manage their personal budgets.

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