Get stoked about being broke
Today’s economy is less than great, which makes it difficult to find things to do when there is little to no money in the piggy bank.
As the saying goes “money does not buy happiness,” and that is a true statement. Contrary to popular belief, one does not have to spend endless amounts of money to have a good time.
“When it’s nice outside I like to go to the park and hang out with friends,” Payam Bipar, a freshman, said.
Packing a picnic basket with some items from the refrigerator and going to the park for a picnic on a nice day is an inexpensive and fun thing to do instead of going to a restaurant and spending an unnecessary amount of money.
Though there are a lot of different things to do without spending much money, Principal Steve Bebee prefers “spending time with his family,” over going out.
Dust off the bikes that have been sitting in the garage and go out on a bike ride or hook the leash on a furry friend and go for a walk. Doing this will provide something fun to do and even give a little exercise.
Once the weather gets to be a little warmer, slip on a swimsuit and go for a swim in the pool instead of going to the water park and spending $35 on a ticket.
“I like to break out the slip and slide,” Dani Barnes, a senior, said.
Instead of going to the movies and paying up to $10 a ticket, dig through that old stack of movies and find a classic to watch.
Because most students do not have the ability to go out and spend a wad of money everyday, there may be the need to be a little creative when coming up with some fun things to do. Depending where the location is, there may be more to do than what meets the eye. There is no need to go out and spend a lot money, because most of these activities require no money at all. Instead of sitting at home, watching TV, or doing nothing at all, grab a friend, get on that bike, and have a little fun.