Mother and daughter sitting outside

Budget-Friendly Fun (Yes, It’s a Real Thing)

Whether you’re working on a big savings goal or just trying to cut down on your expenses, you’ve probably felt that budgeting belt growing tight. We’re proud of you for getting serious about your finances—but you can stick to your budget and still have fun. After all, fun isn’t a four-letter word. Debt is.

As a starting point, we want to give you a big list of inexpensive adventures to enjoy alone, as a couple, with friends, or as a family. Get ready to stretch your entertainment budget line, because we’re about to have some seriously budget-friendly fun.

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17 Ways for Your Kids to Earn Money This Summer

17 Ways for Your Kids to Earn Money This Summer

At some point on summer break from school, all kids find themselves doing the same thing—lying around the house, complaining about being bored, and looking for something to do.

And it isn’t long before they’re demanding rides around town and cash from their parents’ wallets.Get ahead of these problems by introducing your kids to the wonder of a summer job. With honest work on the agenda, they’ll keep boredom at bay and pocket some spending money. It’s a win for the whole family!

Here are some age-appropriate job ideas to try:

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8 Things Dad Taught Us About Money

8 Things Dad Taught Us About Money

We’ve known since we were kids that our dads had a special way with words. Sometimes their advice required no explanation. Others times, we couldn’t fully appreciate the wisdom in the moment—and we may have been left to wonder.

In honor of Father’s Day, EveryDollar has decoded eight dad phrases to help you understand what Pops meant when he talked about money.

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5 Ways Your Parents Budgeted Differently in the ’80s

5 Ways Your Parents Budgeted Differently in the ’80s

This is a special year.

Not only does 2015 mark the 30th anniversary of the ’80s classic movie Back to the Future, but also it’s the year Marty McFly traveled to in Back to the Future Part II.

In the spirit of nostalgia, we thought we’d do a little time travel of our own. We’re taking it back to 1985 to see how the average family budget has changed since then.

So hold onto your hoverboards and enjoy the ride!

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7 Valuable Lessons Learned From a Lemonade Stand

7 Valuable Lessons Learned From a Lemonade Stand

Have you ever seen a child selling lemonade in your neighborhood and thought That’s so cute? You might have even stopped to buy a drink from them. After all, we want to encourage this young entrepreneur, right?

Kids learn some valuable lessons from running a lemonade stand. They discover how to manage their own money and serve customers well—and that’s just the start. Check out the top seven things your child can learn from serving up lemonade.

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