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