I think one of the reasons that people blow their budgets is because they’re bored. Bored of doing the same old thing, bored because they’re used to doing something new. It’s a little like a child, always wanting to do something different. But like a child, some of the most basic entertainment can be the best!
I have pretty simple tastes when it comes to keeping myself occupied. For example, we don’t have cable (other than what’s bundled with our phone and internet), so we don’t watch a lot of TV. But I do love to watch movies and DVDs of good TV shows (West Wing and Mad Men are in almost constant rotation). So my friends and I share our DVDs with each other- I haven’t rented a DVD in years, and the ones I buy are ones I love dearly and watch constantly (see above). I feel that there’s nothing wrong with spending money on something, as long as you get a lot of value and pleasure from it.
What are your favorite forms of cheap or frugal home entertainment?