If I don’t do something to treat myself every now and then, I become depressed feeling like somebody that only works but never plays. Unfortunately, most “playtime” requires money. MOST. But, there are some ways for you to really feel indulgent, without totally going over your budget.
Everyone stares at the one individual drinking champagne at a restaurant. We feel as if they are celebrating something and we want to take part in it. Yet, we always forget to get a glass other than on special occasions. The next time you’re in a bar, order a $10 or $12 glass of champagne and you’ll feel as if you’re living it up during every sip, while everyone stares at you wondering, “What’s the occasion?”
Most restaurants offer a lunch menu that is significantly less expensive than their dinner menu, and expensive restaurants are no exception. Grab lunch at the pricey place you’ve been wanting to dine at and you can probably slip out spending $30. For the longest time when my buddy was getting started as a singing teacher in LA and wanted to take clients to a meal (she was shooting for celebrity clientele) she’d take them to fancy places at lunchtime to talk about singing lessons. Before she knew it, she was teaching high profile people how to sing.
Go to the (school) theater
If you live near a well-known, prestigious university or college, check in on their theater schedule. Often huge names in music, comedy, opera, you name it, make visits to ecognized universities, but charge significantly less for tickets than at regular venues.
Lots of massages
Would you be willing to commit to spending $35 monthly on a massage, monthly for the year? It’s not that much money, and it’s SUCH an indulgent experience. Many massage places offer packages of 10 or 12 massages, pushing the price per massage down to very low numbers. But, the key is the package. Because individual massages may be $50, $60 or maybe more.
If you’re already in to the thrift store/consignment store trend, great. You’re halfway there. But, you have to learn to be selective. Think about it: you take your old clothes to simply the closest thrift store. So do the people in wealthy areas. So visit thrift and consignment stores in the richest areas of your town. You’ll find barely used designer goods from the wealthy women that live in the neighborhood.Make Money Now - Trade for the Hot Penny Stocks of 2012 - Trade HERE