Ways to Save Money On a Night Out

Many of us are nervous over dating, particularly if we have not done it much in the past. Not only is it important for us to consider how we are acting while we are out on a date, we also want to make sure that the surrounding environment is setup properly. That is why it can be quite overwhelming if you are on a tight budget, yet you want to impress your significant other with a night out on the town. Here are a few cheap ideas that can help you to have a great evening without breaking the bank.

One of the first things that needs to be considered is the type of day that is going to be enjoyed. If you are going out on a first or second date, it is likely that you are going to go out and have a meal at a restaurant. It is possible for you to choose from among the best restaurants in San Francisco without going over your budget. That can be done by using one of the specials that may be available or perhaps a coupon for the area. You may find that you are saving quite a bit of money in the process.

Most high-end restaurants are going to offer specials from time to time but they are not going to make it public knowledge at all times. They don’t want to tarnish their reputation as being a high-end restaurant by cheapening it in any way. That being said, they also want to attract new individuals who will use their restaurant time and again. They may offer coupons to a select group of people and if you have access to those coupons, you can enjoy those high-end restaurants at a discount.

If you have been dating for quite some time, perhaps you would enjoy a night on the town that was a bit more intimate. Enjoying a couple’s massage is something that is always going to be memorable. Many married couples enjoy having a massage but it can be quite expensive, if you don’t use massage coupons. The same places where you can find information about discounts on the better restaurants in your area may also have coupons available so that you can get a massage on a budget. It is a great way for the two of you to enjoy an evening together or it can be a start to an even better evening.

One thing that you will want to keep in mind if you are dating on a budget is the fact that it does not need to be announced at all times. Just because you are saving money using a coupon or special in your area does not mean that your significant other needs to know that you are saving money. Make the arrangements ahead of time so that you can save money and you don’t have to pull the coupon out in advance in front of your date. That can help …

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Money Problems Got You Stressed? Go Get a Financial Pizza!

I was writing this article on my laptop when my nine-year old came into the room and asked what I was working on. I barely looked up and grumpily muttered that I was writing an article on finding Financial Peace. He happily responded “Great Dad I want some Financial Pizza too!” I immediately realized that now, like so many times in my life, I was distracting myself from the very thing I was seeking. To honor the wisdom of my son and all the pint-sized geniuses that bless our world each day this article is published as Financial Pizza.

I was fully ready to educate you on the wisdom of making more, spending less and wisely investing for cash flow so you could reach some magical number that allowed you to sit on the beach, drink Margarita’s, never again worry about money and fully explore and share financial peace with the important people in your life. “You just have to be in it for the long haul,” “Nose to the grindstone,” “stay the course,” and “save for a rainy day”. That’s all a load of crap. If you do not have financial peace today regardless of your income, assets and social status, there is no amount or secret formula that will help you!

It is simply impossible to find outside of ourselves anything that does not already exist on the inside. My life has been an endless quest for more; more money, more power, more love all while desperately hoping to finally experience peace by reaching the mysterious goal of enough. I have finally realized enough and more cannot coexist no matter how many people buy into and share the delusion.

Shortly after the Pizza discussion my wife and I were babysitting our 5 month old grand-daughter. She is our first and only grandchild and lights up the room with her presence. I sat gently rocking her and giving her the last bottle before bedtime. As I looked into her eyes and watched as she drifted off to sleep I could feel her peace and contentment. How long till she took her place on the treadmill of life and started framing her happiness in terms of “when”, “if only” and “someday”. When did I officially decide financial peace was a destination with a ticket that could only be paid for in cash? When did you?

I know you are probably thinking this whole conversation is well and good for people with lots of money but you have bills to pay, kids to care for, and the local economy is a real mess. Someday when you get caught up, the kids are a little older, save a few bucks or have a little extra time to think about this financial peace stuff… Sound familiar? Yeah, me too, we can’t get back those anxious moments spent in fear, doubt and worry. Fear, doubt or worry cannot exist in the present and serve as a warning we are focusing our attention …

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