Save money: embrace frugal living
Feeling the pinch? You’re not alone. In these tough times, many people are looking for ways to economise. We show you that living cheaply doesn’t have to be miserable. Green Bear loans have put together their favourite ideas to help you save money while still enjoying yourself.
Green Bear’s top 6 ways to save money and still do cool stuff
1.Cook at home
You don’t have to go out to enjoy a great meal. Make it a social occasion by cooking up a treat for friends and family. You can learn a new skill and impress your friends and family with your culinary expertise.
2.Have a film or sports night
Invite friends round to watch the match – it’s miles cheaper than the pub. Or watch an old favourite DVD with friends rather than going out. You could even get your hands on some new movies if you take advantage of some of the many free trial offers for DVD rental that now abound. Just remember to cancel your account before the end of the trial and you won’t pay a penny.
3.Enjoy the great outdoors
Days out don’t have to be expensive. Even those of us who live in big cities are usually within striking distance of a place of natural beauty. You could go for a picnic in the local park, check out some local walks, or make a weekend of it and go camping.
4.Check local events
Making use of local museums and galleries is an enjoyable and educational way to spend a day. If they charge an admission fee, save money by looking for discount vouchers and special offer days which you can usually find in leaflets at your local library. You might like to pay a visit to a stately home or country park. Consult your local What’s On guide where you can find information on loads of happenings in your area, which often include free arts, culture and live music events and lots more.
5.Start a book club
If you enjoy reading, get together with some like-minded friends and start your own book club. It’s a great way to socialise and exchange ideas without spending a penny.
6.Get great deals on cinema tickets
Many cinemas offer early bird deals or cheap nights. You can even get free tickets with some mobile networks too, so check out what’s on offer from your provider.
There are loads of great ways to save money and you don’t have to forsake having fun. We hope our fun tips have given you some useful hints to start you off in your quest for frugal living – and inspired you to get creative and come up with some ideas of your own!
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