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How to Live a VIP Lifestyle on a Budget

Written by Steve Repak on April 11, 2014 in Newsletter  |   1 comment

Sometimes, sticking to a budget feels like a punishment, especially if you have to give up many of the things you like to do. Fortunately, if you’re a little creative, you can still live the high life—without shelling out big bucks.

how to have fun on a budget

There’s a saying that good meat isn’t cheap and cheap meat isn’t good—in other words, you get what you pay for. So when you’re on a budget, how can you enjoy the finer things in life without breaking the bank?

Fortunately, you can treat yourself and the ones you love to some VIP-style fun every once in a while, even if you don’t make a million dollars a year. Here are a few ways you can eat out, travel, and have fun on a budget:

Dining out

Going out to eat is definitely a treat, and costs can quickly add up. Save money by not ordering drinks and instead only ordering water. Non-alcoholic beverages and wine are where restaurants make most of their profits.

Another way to save a little money while still being able to eat great food is to go out for lunch instead of dinner. The portions will most likely be smaller, but that means your bill will be smaller, too. You can also try a different day of the week. Many restaurants offer deals on slower-traffic days in order to drive more business.


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