Plan A Monthly 'Free Weekend' To Save A Little Extra Money

Plan a Monthly 'Free Weekend' to Save a Little Extra Money

Between all the movies, bars, coffee, restaurants and shopping, you can spend a lot of your hard-earned money on the weekend. If you forego spending money on just one weekend every month, you could save yourself hundreds of dollars every year. Photo by Joshua Hardy.

The folks at Mental Floss recommend you pick one weekend each month to keep your spending on lockdown. It doesn't have to follow any specific pattern as long as you pick one each month. Stick to free activities like going to the park, going for a hike or enjoying the company of friends and family. Use the weekend as an opportunity to finally finish reading that book you started a while ago, and try to use up some of the food that's been sitting in your pantry for weeks. You might be surprised how easy it is to go two days without spending anything and still completely enjoy your weekend.

7 Easy Tricks to Save $100 a Month [Mental Floss]


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