Fun-Filled Activities on a Single-Parent Budget
Just because you are supporting your family on a single income, it doesn't mean the fun has to stop. With a little creative budgeting and planning, you can foster memories that are both fun and free.
According to Nancy Butler, a Connecticut-based certified financial planner, low-cost entertainment options are unlimited for families on a budget.
Butler recommends taking advantage of local parks and campgrounds. Teach your toddler how to ride a bike, fly a kite or prepare a picnic lunch for a day at the park. Enjoy an evening under the stars by pitching a tent in your backyard, complete with a campfire and s'mores.
If your teen is interested in the local arts, volunteer the entire family to usher a local play or volunteer as stage hands to get behind the scenes. Giving back to the community through volunteer work can foster a sense of charitable responsibility within your children. "It gives the whole family a way you can share the experience, says Butler, "and you are not spending money, while you are feeling great about helping others."
Originally published on July 22, 2016 by SpeakerMatch Speakers Bureau