If you’re looking to have fun on a budget this summer, but are burdened by a miniscule budget, consider what your community has to offer. A little creativity and a community activity guide can lead you to free fun in no time. Here are some ideas about how to have family fun without spending any (or much) money.
Mining your community for gems
It’s easy to plop down major coin on entertainment. Food, activities and monthly memberships are fabulous fun, but not if you’re left with too little money to pay the bills. City tourism bureaus and chambers of commerce are great [...]
Designing a well-framed budget is not an easy task. You need to have a keen sense of planning and be systematic when handling your finances. Without a proper approach, your budget planning is likely to fail. You may be faced with a list of problems while planning a budget, but if you want to have an error-free budget, you must know about the common problems in order to avoid them. To create a budget plan that’s right for you, simply learn from the problems below any you’ll be on the right track.
1. Failing to set a proper objective.
Without a clearly [...]
Many things affect the price of consumer goods at any given time of the year. As the seasons change, retailers will clear out old stock to make way for the items that will be selling next month. Knowing when to buy and when to pass is a bargain-hunter’s skill, honed with experience and observation. Below are a few items we have found that traditionally are more expensive during the colder months.
Logically one might assume that camping gear is cheaper during the winter, when most of us have no desire to sleep outside. The truth is, however, that you can [...]
Open-enrollment season is nearly over for most employer-sponsored health plans. It is the one chance for a year employees have to change their health insurance policies. If you get health insurance as a workplace benefit, it may be worth taking a close look at your needs and your policy. And there’s no time to delay.
Coverage could change
It is natural to assume that if you do nothing you will end up with the same coverage you had this year. That may not be so, and it doesn’t hurt to check. Employers sometimes change providers or types of coverage to save costs. [...]