Here are 50 small business ideas you could work on during a money-free weekend.) Please note that everyone’s interests are different – you probably won’t find everything on this list fun and neither will someone else, but the two lists won’t overlap (I can think of countless things other people find fun that I find utterly dreadful). Look at your town’s website (as well as those of cities and towns nearby) or stop by city hall to find a list of events going on in the community, many of which are free.
You’ll often be surprised at how many interesting (and free) activities are going on in your area.
Not only is a library a warehouse of books, most libraries also have extensive CD and DVD collections you can check out.
The list below includes the first 45 (with duplicates removed), plus about 60 new ones.
If you’re inspired to try your own money-free weekend, hopefully this guide can act as a master list of things to do to make it more enjoyable.
(Also, another productive way to spend that time is by working on your own business.
No renting movies on cable, no text messages that aren’t already covered by our cell phone plan, and so on.
I followed that up with 15 things to do during such a weekend, 15 more things to do, and 15 deeply fulfilling things to do during such a weekend.
Since then, lots of people have sent me ideas for activities for money-free weekends, plus we’ve uncovered a bunch of our own.
At the same time, many readers have asked for a master list of all of these ideas.
For the last few months, my wife and I have been doing something every other weekend or so that we call a “money-free” weekend, in an effort to live more frugally. We’re not allowed to spend any money on anything, no matter what.
In other words, we can’t make a run to the store to buy food, we can’t spend money on any sort of entertainment, and so on.
Since we often do our grocery shopping on Saturdays, on a “money-free” weekend, we delay it to Monday or Tuesday.
We can use our utilities, but no extra expenses on these utilities.