Tag Archives: Frugality
While dining out is a great way to date, enjoy time with family and taste excellent food, it can also be very expensive. There are several ways to shop inexpensively, cook effectively and eat healthy. Trips to the grocery store do not have to end with a drained wallet and low quality food anymore. Dried beans are a cheap source of protein that can be bought in bulk. They are easy to soak overnight to be ready the next day. Start an herb garden in the back of your house or on your apartment balcony. Herbs such as basil, oregano, and peppers can grow easily depending on the climate and time of year. Use a Saturday or Sunday to cook a large pot of soup, chili, or stew. These recipes use bulk items and can be easily frozen and thawed for multiple uses. Stay away from processed and prepackaged foods….
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While going through difficult financial times, it can be helpful to take your mind off negative thoughts and spend a Saturday or Sunday with family. Kansas City has locations that can help families on a budget create a memorable day together. Families with young children can visit the Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead. This Overland Park location is built to look like a classic turn-of-the-century farmland. With a fishing pond, horses and other animals, this location offers a charming start to a memorable day. Admissions cost $2 per person on weekends. After starting the day reliving life in the early 20th century, families could help their children develop their creativity. Kaleidoscope offers free family art sessions where children can bring their artistic creations to life. Although the sessions are geared towards larger groups, families can call ahead of time to register. The sessions last 45 minutes and can be a great…
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Living frugally does not mean it is impossible to date, but it does involve being creative and doing some homework on affordable places. Kansas City has multiple locations where dates can bring two people together, even with money problems. Kansas City’s bike sharing program, B-Cycle, is inexpensive and beautiful this time of year. With 27 starting locations to choose from, B-Cycle is a flexible and cheap option. A date could turn into a memorable ride through Cliff Drive Byway, five miles of mountain biking trails and beautiful forests. After riding through gorgeous trails with a forest backdrop, couples could make a trip to the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. The museum features sculptures and other feats of artistic ingenuity at no cost. Upon finishing an exhibition of creative works of art, couples could order coffee at the Café Sebastienne located in the center of the museum. A perfect and inexpensive…
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