How to Have Fun During a Recession

In our current period of economic downfall, everybody is cutting back on expenses at the cost of their entertainment. However, having fun while spending less is completely possible.

Youtube, Hulu, and other online streaming sites offer popular shows- free of charge. These broadcasters contain genres from comedies to cartoons, catering to every age.

Daily programming often replays feature episodes online. Occasionally, movies are streamed as well. Statistics show families are spending less time outside than in, preferring household activities to bank-breaking alternatives.

Cooking, gardening, and reading provide knowledge as well as fun; indoor games also present invaluable family time.

Also, Temple City sponsors numerous civic activities throughout the year. Parades, shows, carnivals, and feature events remain cheap and exciting for citizens. Concerts in the Park, magic shows in the library, and Little League events at Live Oak Park are also provided.

Lastly, you can help out in your community! Taking part in these events allows you to interact with and get to know other members of your very own community.

A popular activity is painting and crafting floats for the annual Rose Parade.

A common misconception is that community service is drab and boring. On the contrary, most community services are actually much more interesting than you would have ever assumed them to be.

It’s not that hard to enjoy life in an economic turmoil. Actually, with proper planning and thinking, it’s actually quite easy to find something to do.

Of course, you can spend money but the most important thing is to save. There’s no such thing as a free lunch in this world, but you can always save a bit of money if you think smart.


This article was written by Jason Alvin Wu. It was published in the Temple City Voice on September 11, 2009.


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