Financial Challenge Update! #SavingMadeSimple #PGMom

At the beginning of this month, I shared how I would be participating in a financial challenge this month.

Each week, there has been a specific area to focus on including cash, food, family fun and clothing.

I have had help and guidance from Gail Vaz-Oxlade, a financial expert who has written a great book called Money Rules that shares many great tips through 261 Rules for how to be smart with your money.

Rule #65 stuck out to me:

I bet there are many families who have a variable income who have trouble making a budget and Gail Vaz-Oxlade can help!

This week, the challenge has been Family Fun.

This time of year, I hear about all kinds of families going away or planning a vacation to a nice, warm destination to get away from all of this crazy winter weather. If your family is not one of those fortunate ones to be getting away (like my family), there are still many options to have fun that don’t cost too much money!

My family enjoys a family movie night every Saturday night! We stay in, eat dinner in the family room and watch a movie together. We all look forward to Saturday night!

Some more budget friendly family fun ideas:

  • outdoor skating
  • create an indoor beach day
  • put your bathing suits on and enjoy an hour in the tub with beach toys
  • swimming at your local pool
  • family game night
  • family hike
  • a trip to the zoo

What does your family like to do together for fun that doesn’t break the bank?

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14 Responses to Financial Challenge Update! #SavingMadeSimple #PGMom

  1. Celia T says:

    Sandwiches. Most definitely.

  2. Elva Roberts says:

    I think this is a wonderful way to begin Valentine’s Day for all the family and the Children will especially enjoy it. Thank you for the beautiful table setting and giving me some ideas for this and other Holidays.

  3. Treen Goodwin says:

    Being Patient is key .. don’t push them to go , they will get it and wanna go potty when they are ready and not before !!

  4. Elva Roberts says:

    I absoluted loved the Wordless Wednesday post on ‘ A Supportive Sister.’- This help by a loving sister is what families are all about. My adult children help their father and I in any way they can. They are very supportive of us.

  5. Anna W says:

    It would be great to give to my friend who is expecting soon, she would use it for her baby as the mother did in the video. I will send her the link to the video to show her what a great idea this blanket is. The startle reflex always woke my son when he was too big to be swaddled.

  6. Natalie says:

    Grilled cheese sandwiches

  7. Lushka Smith says:


  8. Lynda Noack- Cook says:

    french toast mmm

  9. archy0050 says:

    french toast!

  10. archy0050 says:

    My tip is to stay positive and patient with them

  11. Jennifer P. says:

    My struggle right now is getting my little one interested in using the potty. But my tip is to be patient, so I am going to follow that and just wait until she is ready. 🙂

  12. nikki robak says:

    I give treats every time my grandson uses the potty

  13. Kris EwAld says:

    I give treats for a pooh because she has the pee down. Lots of love and patience

  14. Victoria Ess says:

    Getting outdoors is a great budget family fun option. We also like to keep an eye out for discount admission nights at certain Toronto attractions.

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