A budget is often broken because of one category: entertainment.
Our budget for entertainment expenses is often the hardest to reduce: Who doesn't want to have fun with friends and family?
But you can have fun AND stick to your budget with just a bit of planning. Just a little time doing some quick internet searches or perusing the coming events section of your local newspaper can help you find lots of activities that are free or inexpensive:
And if you don’t feel inclined to do the googling yourself ahead of time, you can subscribe to e-newsletters produced by local publications, arts councils, municipalities or state tourism boards. Then you’ll receive alerts about upcoming events, so when you’re looking for a way for your family to spend a free Saturday, you’ll have options at your fingertips.