When I first started living by a strict budget, I wondered if that meant “fun” things were never going to be on the table again. Luckily, that is not the case! Ok course, living by a strict budget does mean thinking more about things before spending money. You should build some funds into your budget for “fun” things otherwise you likely won’t have a reasonable budget. And if your budget fails it will be hard to try to stick to it and make it work.
To avoid a failing budget make sure you have a good budget tracking system in place. I use these super awesome budget tracking worksheets to keep my household on track!)
So, if you are looking for a little fun, you may need to find some cheap things to do. Just because we are talking about cheap things to do, that doesn’t mean they won’t be fun. They may, however, take a little more thinking or creativity at first….