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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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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How Mom Taught Us to Be Smart With Money

How Mom Taught Us to Be Smart With Money

We’ve all done it. Mom rattles off another one of her signature one-liners. You roll your eyes. She can't always be right . . . right?

Turns out there’s some truth to those quips she had stored in her back pocket—especially when it comes to money. Here are a few bits of mom wisdom that check out, even though it may have taken you a while to come around. (Thanks, Mom.)

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5 Things the Mannings Can Teach Us About Money

5 Things the Mannings Can Teach Us About Money

Archie. Peyton. Eli.

In the U.S., the Manning family is as recognizable as the Jacksons or the Kennedys. In fact, they might just be America’s first family of football.

They were quarterbacks in the SEC (Archie and Eli at Ole Miss and Peyton at Tennessee), stars in the NFL, all-around good guys, and an advertiser’s dream. Ever seen those DirectTV commercials?

Sure, you can learn a lot about football from the Mannings. But did you realize the Manning family values can teach you a good bit about money?

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3 Family-Fun Ways to Enjoy Summertime on a Dime

3 Family-Fun Ways to Enjoy Summertime on a Dime

Summer’s just around the corner, and your kids are already practicing their end-of-school victory dance.

You, on the other hand . . . well, let’s just say the panic has set in. You’ve got two whole months to keep your kids entertained—and not a lot of time to prepare.

Never fear! We’ve got you covered! Here are three fun ways to beat boredom without breaking the bank.

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