Frugality

Making the Most of Spare Change

When you are one step away from being broke, it takes perseverance to keep your emotional spirits high, but also a little more. Once in a while, you need to treat yourself so that you do not get too down about your state of being. It might seem crazy to do so when you are struggling to make ends meet, but your emotional well-being is incredibly important. If you are feeling depressed, your decisions will not be beneficial to your long-term health.

But how can you afford to treat yourself when you are so close to the edge of financial insolvency? You need to find ways to get the same results of a big splurge with very little expense. It is going to take a little finagling, but with a little bit of research and dedication, you can treat yourself regularly while still sticking to your budget.

There are new services coming out all the time that will help you find the best deals on things you love. One such service is Groupon’s new Business Page service. In addition to being able to see a business’ basic information, like operating hours, location, and contact information, you can also preview the full menu. This goes a long way- once you step foot in a place you are less likely to leave and try somewhere else. If you only get to go out once in a great while, you want to make sure you are getting your money’s worth and not feeling forced to eat somewhere just because you have already entered the building. You want to eat there because they offer exactly what you want.

What is more, Groupon’s new Business Page service helps you find the best deal on exactly what you are looking for. You are able to see coupons and discounts right on each business page whenever they are available. These coupons and discounts are updated regularly, so once you have found a place you are interested in, be sure to check back regularly to optimize your savings potential. In addition, you are shown surrounding businesses that might interest you. Those businesses might be food-related, or they could also show you complementary activities in the area. For example, you might decide that with your dinner out you would like to catch a movie, going for broke on this one splurge a month. Well, you don’t have to go broke! Groupon’s Business Pages will show you a nearby theater and all applicable discounts and coupons. If movies are not your thing, you are also shown things like nearby spas, adventure parks, bowling alleys… you get the picture. The best part is it will show you what the average cost is at each surrounding business, so no need to wonder how much a plate there would set you back.

Trying out a new service like this will save you cash in the long run. It is important to maintain your emotional well-being while going through this tough time. Even if it seems imprudent, treat yourself once in a while. You deserve it.

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