Spend Time With Your Family The most precious gift you can give anyone is your time, so spend some quality time with your family. Bring a picnic lunch to the local playground, take a walk in the woods, and read books together. Your children will cherish these moments just as much as you will.

Discount Movies

Designate one night a week as family movie night. But instead of paying for an expensive rental or going to the theater, grab a flick from your library and pop your own corn. The library usually has a large DVD collection that includes the newest blockbusters, greatest hits, and oldies-but-goodies. DVDs are free if you have a library card. Make sure you return the movie on time to avoid a late fee.

Make Your Own Cleaning Products

Just about everything in your home can be cleaned with water, vinegar and/or baking soda. When you make your own cleaning products, you’ll save a boat-load of money. But you are also giving yourself and your family a better life by using all natural ingredients instead of nasty chemicals to clean your home. A better life isn’t always about entertainment, a better life is a healthy life.

Borrow Instead Of Buy

One of the first things a person does when they are looking for better ways to budget their money is to think about what they need to buy, what they want to buy, and what is a total splurge that they can do without. But this isn’t always fun. So instead of splurging on a shiny new item, borrow from a friend. There really is no limit to the things you can borrow instead of buy when you want to find ways to save money and live a better life.

Second –Hand Treasures

Just because you are looking for ways to save money, doesn’t mean you can’t have all the things you want. Something that you’ll see in a lot of personal financial management tips is to buy  used items instead of brand new ones. Just because you are saving money, doesn’t mean that you have sacrifice your way of living. These are just a few compromises that you can make that will help you life a good life while saving money. If you have some that you would like to share feel free to leave them in the comments.]]>