077 Financial Excellence: Inexpensive Family Entertainment Ideas

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Episode 77: Free or Cheap Ways to Spend Time with Family: Sept. 13, 2011.

My daughter proposed today’s topic and came up with all the content for the show. I’m so proud of her that at 10 years of age, she understands memories aren’t created by the amount of money you spend on entertainment. They’re created by the quality of the time you spend with your family. That’s a pretty powerful message to learn and understand at 10 years old.

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Show notes:Matt & Janelle Recording the Financial Excellence Podcast

  • Dave Ramsey’s Entreleadership nationwide simulcast is coming up on Sept 30th. If you’re in the Sheboygan, WI area you can register and attend at Word of Grace Community Church in Sheboygan Falls.
  • You don’t have to spend any money to have fun as a family. Our daughter proposed a list of fun things to do at little or no cost.
  • As I cover the list in today’s show, remember these are the things listed by a 10 year old girl. This isn’t theory. These are actual things kids like to do and they cost less than $20, if anything at all.
  • What things did I miss? What do you like to do with your family for low-cost or no-cost fun?
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18 Comments
  • Investorz'Blog
    Posted at 15:28h, 14 September

    I love your podcasts! I’m thinking of doing one myself, because readers really enjoy listening to them on the fly.

    • Matt Wegner
      Posted at 22:48h, 15 September

      Glad you like them! They’re a lot of fun. They’re a great way to complement a blog, too.

  • krantcents
    Posted at 18:23h, 14 September

    Some of our best times as a family costs very little. Home birthday parties with friends, going to the park or just hanging out playing games. I love the fact that our (adult)children like to be with us.

    • Matt Wegner
      Posted at 22:49h, 15 September

      It’s the simple things in life…

  • kim
    Posted at 06:57h, 15 September

    How great that your 10 year old is thinking like this already! What incredible lessons she learns from you every day, whether on purpose or by just watching how you live. She is a fortunate child, indeed.

    • Matt Wegner
      Posted at 22:49h, 15 September

      And very mature for her age, too. We are truly blessed, and so is she.

  • Travis @Debtchronicles
    Posted at 05:37h, 17 September

    I have a 12 year old and a 9 year old. I think that deep down they don’t care about the money spent on activities – they just want to spend time with us (their parents), and get our love, affection and attention.

    • Matt Wegner
      Posted at 15:57h, 17 September

      I totally agree with you Travis.

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  • Jackie Walters
    Posted at 16:10h, 28 September

    Matt –

    Great job on your daughters part. One thing we like to do is give the kids a couple of large boxes and some markers and they’re set for hours designing and creating.

    • Matt Wegner
      Posted at 16:19h, 28 September

      Good idea Jackie. Our kids’ best toys over the years have come from cardboard boxes.

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    Posted at 07:49h, 07 November

    I just love this podcast.In today’s lifestyle, it is really very hard to balance earning money and still have quality time with your family. When your kids grow up you can never bring it back. Regardless of wealth, Great job Matt!

    • Matt Wegner
      Posted at 13:21h, 07 November

      Thanks Melanie!!

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