Now when I was first asked to do a blog about money I had to gather some idea’s first. I mean, it was a good idea, but I just had nothing to write about. So then I thought with most Schools/Colleges/University’s/Businesses being off across the “long weekend” I thought why not post about it now. Why? Because the chances are likely that people will want to or try to do something, such as a family event – requiring money!
Now personally I don’t really like money I believe it causes far too many issues, such as arguments and fall outs, people lending and not returning – debt basically. Without money life would probably be easier, but would also be harder… Because we essentially “need” money to live. But that being that, I never did really make any real notes I just wrote down one thing, so this is another one of those blogs where I’m just typing what first comes to mind.
One of the first things – the one I wrote down – was that money is a big thing, we always seem to make a big deal about it, as per before, we “need” it to live. So you see, what I think we should do this “long” weekend (if you have it off) is nothing, well, nothing that requires money, because I believe long weekends are were we “overspend”. Sometimes it’s nice to sit down as a family, perhaps watch a film or something.
Of course, if you wish to go out as family there are still some things you can do which do not require money – such as a walk, or perhaps down to the park. Admittedly, some may seem “too old” for them – but they’re still nice. Perhaps even going to town as a family, you do not have to buy anything, just “window shop”. Of course, if you do want to spent a bit of money, don’t go far over the top such as a day trip somewhere (a theme park, zoo etc.) just go for a meal somewhere – if not a meal then a drink, even that way you spent some [family] time together but without breaking the budget at all.
The same can also apply for this upcoming half term, there is no reason to do something everyday of the week. So what I’m trying to say and do here is tell you that you can still spend quality time together and have fun without breaking the budget. Money doesn’t have to be everything!