Monthly Archives: September 2006

10 Free Forms Of Entertainment

Are you trying to save money and / or get out of debt? Me too! So, I’m always looking for FREE entertainment. Here are my 10 favorite Free Forms of Entertainment:

1. Library Books. Duh! (Libraries also provide free Internet access and free videos!) Just be sure to return your books ON TIME.

2. Podcasts! I love podcasts. What’s a podcast? (In fact, I have my own, humble little podcast… You can check it out by clicking here: No Credit Needed Podcast… Shameless plug!)

3. Kid’s baseball / football / soccer games. If you have kids in your church, if you have kids in your family, or if you have kids in your neighborhood, go and check-out their athletic events. Most kid’s athletic events are free! Check out your local recreation department for more information.

4. Free magazines! I always check the Free Stuff Forum over at Fatwallet.com for free magazines. I have subscriptions to ESPN the Magazine, Sporting News, US News, etc., all from Fatwallet.com.

5. Old video tapes. Both of my kids (ages 6 and 2) LOVE to sit and watch their baby videos. Free, solid, “family” (literally!) entertainment.

6. Church musicals / cantatas / plays / concerts / “sings” / etc. In our small southern town, I could probably find a church-sing to go to every single weekend, if I wanted.

7. Star gazing and moon watching. If you have a small child, say a 6 year old daughter, grab an old blanket, set up a “pallet” outside at night, and spend sometime looking at the heavens. You’ll have the time of your life!

8. Cook something with someone you love! Seriously, go through all of the stuff you have in your kitchen, put together a meal, and cook a meal.

9. Get together for a neighborhood game of “touch” football, basketball, or baseball. Better yet, gather all of the neighborhood kids together, and teach them a game from your childhood, like freeze-tag, spot-light, 1 2 3 red-light, or red-rover. You will be king of the neighborhood, you’ll get some exercise, and you’ll be the coolest dad (or mom) EVER!!!

10. Chill. Seriously, when was the LAST TIME you let yourself just sit down, close your eyes, and relax?

Do you have some Free Forms of Entertainment? Leave you comments and let me know…

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eBay Discount, Deal Sites, Saving Money

I had a couple of random things I wanted to talk about, so here they are in one little post:

If you list on eBay, you might want to take advantage of this deal: For today and tomorrow, you can add a subtitle to your listing for only 1 penny. Click here for more information.

If you like to get good deals (and who doesn’t), perhaps you’d like a comprehensive list of deal sites? Well, check this out: Dealz Connection lists all of the major (and minor) deal sites. I use this resource weekly, and I think that you might like it.

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YIKES

I’ve been away from the computer for a few days, so it’s time to do some “catching-up”. First, I have posted a huge update over at the No Credit Needed Network. Check it out. I should also have a new podcast episode posted sometime Monday night or Tuesday morning. You can check out the podcast by clicking on the link at the top right-hand side of this page.

If you’ve been following along, then you know that I have a savings goal of 20,000 dollars by 10/10/2006. Well, if I do my math correctly, that’s like 15 days away. And, I have only saved 14,400 dollars. Again, checking my math, that’s 5600 dollars SHORT OF GOAL. Yikes! So, here’s what I am going to do to try and reach my goal:

I will create a super stingy budget for October.
I will eBay everything that is not nailed to the floor.
I will try to get as many ING Direct Referrals as possible!
(Hint, hint: Email me here for an ING Direct Referral).
I will try and maximize the visits to my various sites so that I can (hopefully) maximize my advertising revenues.
I will eat less and spend less.
I will only buy necessities.
I will sell a kidney.

(The last one is a joke…)

As for my weight loss, I have just updated No Calories Needed. Check it out and see how I’m doing.

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