How to save money on entertainment and still have fun

In this week’s installment of our Taming your budget-busting bills series we look at your entertainment costs and ways to have fun without breaking the bank.

A nice meal in a fancy restaurant. Tickets to see your favorite group in concert or a big splashyBroadway musical. Treating your significant other to a night out on the town.

Everyone has a guilty (spending) pleasure that they love to indulge, but when personal finance advisers look at household budgets one of the first things they will tell you to target for belt-tightening is spending on entertainment.

Americans spend on average almost $3,000 a year on entertainment, or about 4% of the family budget, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

GET STARTED: How to start taming your budget-busting bills

WEEK 1: Five steps to cutting your expensive cable TV bill

WEEK 2: Shocking electric bill? Free changes can help you cut costs

WEEK 3: How a few small investments can lower your water bill

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