Go through your bills and identify expense charges on items that don't make sense! I just went through three accounts and "found" what amounts to a total of $535.56 in annual "savings" This includes eliminating a worthless insurance plan on a three year-old cell phone, and eliminating a second HD Cable Receiver Box in a spare bedroom that apparently already gets HD channels from the main box in the living room.
Buy a membership to a museum or aquarium. The total cost depends on how many you want to put on the membership. But, you'll save money after several uses. It also gives you places to take visitors when you have company. There discounts even at their gift shops. But one of the best things is that some memberships are honored at related museums in other states.
You find gift shops everywhere you go these days. My children are ages 5 and 7. They tend to want to get something as a souvenir whether we are at the zoo, on a road trip, etc. To allow them to purchase something with their allowance, but still avoid spending s too much, I have started a post card album for each of them. When we are on vacation or a special day trip, they can choose a couple of post cards to add to their album of memories. This is