Family fun on a budget

March 13, 2007 11:36am CST
My family has lessened our mall outings. We used to go to mall once a week.Now it is only once a month..As an alternative, my wife and i decided to bring the kids to the beach twice a month.We just charge 50pesos entrance fee per vehicle.We then bring our own food and drinks.Spending the whole morning till lunch at tha beach for only 50pesos and gasoline is sure a cheap way to have fun with the whole family.
1 response
@camar_lyn (1028)
• Singapore
13 Mar 07
Hi lloydgene, my family decided to live frugally about 3 years back. As we need the money for our house as well as the kids (2 boys aged 3 and 5) private school education and insurance. We rarely go to the malls except if we have a need to get something or a present. Family outings on a budget for me includes cycling in the park, swimming at the public pool, picnic, visiting relatives and window shopping. We do however, splurge a little on our yearly holidays which we try to keep to a week at most. You are lucky that the gasoline in your country is cheap. Here, to fill a car that has a 2 litre tank will set you back about $100 each time.
• Philippines
16 Mar 07
The thing is you can live happy with your family even if your life is not lucxurius..And you live below what you can aford to your family.
@camar_lyn (1028)
• Singapore
17 Mar 07
Yup, i totally agree. We just have to live with what we can afford. I know of some families living on their credit card each month. And paying the minimum sum for the month really will not help at all. Cheers!