Trim The Fat Tuesday: The Entertainment Budget, Part 3

As the year draws to a close, we've decided to challenge ourselves to take one last bite out of our entertainment budget by (once again)

Cutting an additional $10 per week out of our entertainment budget.



Kirk and I debated about this one for a while. We've managed to get used to our past entertainment cuts without too much trouble, but this last one seems like it could be more challenging. But that's kind of the point, isn't it?

I think this last cut will force us to decide whether eating out is how we really want to spend the money. We tend to get lazy about cooking sometimes and just order pizza or go out for a burger. With a tighter rein on the entertainment budget, we'll have to examine those choices a little more carefully. Do we really want to spend the money on so-so Chinese food just because someone brings it to our door? Sometimes the answer will be yes, but I think it might often be no, if the trade-off is skipping a movie or round of mini-golf. Either way, the mindlessness of spending money on entertainment is a thing of the past with this final cut.

Savings per month: $40

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