HOUSTON (CBS Houston) If funds seem to be short for you, there is no need to worry or fret. Life can throw curve balls at plans you made so what do you do to have fun when funds are limited? Check out ways you can still have fun on a budget!

1. What is coming on the tube? Sometimes you can get lost in a good movie or a good book! You may not be able to see a production but sometimes a movie on television  or a great book may be a good alternative. Go to the store to get some popcorn or some snacks and plan on a night of good fun with a good movie or a great read!

2. What is good in your neighborhood? Sometimes events in your community may be a great alternative. Check local papers for great shows that are free or low cost. What is playing at the neighborhood theater? What local festivals are going on in your neighborhood? Look and see what is happening right in front of you. Chances are you are missing out on action-packed fun right in your neighborhood!

3. “Staycations” Perhaps? So you cannot afford to go away. Have you ever thought of rediscovering where you are? Learn your own town. Stay at a hotel in your city and visit downtown. Find a great place to retreat right where you are and enjoy the sites and sounds of your own city! Sometimes it’s not about getting away but getting involved and learning to love right where you are planted!

Do you have additional ways that you have fun “right where you are planted?” Share them as you enjoy related video below!


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