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No Money? Let's Have Some Fun!

Updated on June 22, 2011

"What is something fun to do with your family when you have no money"? That's the question asked by jrbprb2911. Here is the link if you want to see the answers.

This is another question I feel qualified to answer. I love to have fun and I have no money.

Help! I'm Stuck!

At least once a month my two grandsons come over for a weekend end of fun. After feeding the eating machines they are I have little money left for fun. So, we take a trip to the playground. I'm fortunate to live within walking distance of a playground. Therefore, I'm not spending 50 dollars on gas to get there.

They go from structure to structure, climbing in and out of every nook and cranny. We spent some time on the swings, they never push me, I'm always pushing them. After a few hours we walk home and collapse on the nearest chair.

However, I must warn you to stay away from any slides that are tubes. If an adult tries to go through and get's stuck, it will not be a free trip. The firemen will have to take the tube apart to get you out. After that, whoever owns that playground will send you a bill.

Getting the bill isn't the worst that can happen. Your kids might just leave you there. They might take a picture or video and post it on You Tube or Facebook. Your boss may see this and decide not to promote an idiot like you.

Can I Hang With You?

Another great thing to do is hang with your rich friends or family members. I suggest you get some if you don't have any.

The guy across the street has a pool. A nice big in ground pool. Naturally, I became friends with him. Donate a little time helping opening and closing the pool has earned me many invites during the summer. Sometimes he even cooks on the grill. It's a bonus!

Again this comes with a warning. DON'T, I repeat, DON'T pee in the pool. That's a sure fire way to be crossed off the guest list.

Don't Need No Badges!

The beach on those hot summer days is another great source of fun. Forget paying for a beach pass. Just sneak onto the beach.

Just lay out the towel or set up the chair. Build a few sand castles or go for a swim. If anyone asks for a beach pass, just say you lost it. You may still get thrown off the beach, but it was fun while it lasted.

I'm Watching You!

I'm a people watcher. I can sit in any public spot and be entertained watching people. Sometimes I go to the gym window and just stare at everyone working out. It's funny once everyone inside is aware of you staring at them. Just make sure you can out run whoever comes out to chase you away.

Another great thing to to is go to the local restaurant window and stare at the people eating. This works great if there is an occupied table by the window. Once you have everyone's attention, lick the glass. Maybe someone will feel sorry for you and bring you food. It hasn't happened yet, but I keep hoping.

Not Legal

If the only reason you and your family can't have fun is money, then make your own. There are probably hundreds of online articles on counterfeit money. Learn all you can and set up shop in the basement.

The best part of this is you can print however much you need. Airfare to Disney, print it up. Hotel and car rental, print it up. Souvenirs for the kids, print it up! Whatever the amount, just to the research and print it out.

Big time warning on this one. It is illegal and you could to jail time if convicted. However, look at the bright side. Everything in jail is free and you might have fun.


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    • freecampingaussie profile image


      7 years ago from Southern Spain

      A beach pass ??? How much do you pay for that ? We go to the beach for free here , enjoyed your hub !

    • twilanelson profile image

      Twila Nelson 

      7 years ago from Carmichael, California

      Another wonderful and fun hub, Thank you !


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