Creative Things To Do For Those Who Are Broke

Let’s face it, we’ve all hit that point: that point where you rub your last two quarters together in an attempt to squeeze enough money for a cheap theater ticket and a small popcorn. But sometimes, it just doesn’t happen. Of course, there are those who hit that point more often than others. But here is the truth of the matter: no matter how much or how little money you might have, everyone deserves to enjoy the finer things in life. Everyone has the right to enjoy a nice evening out.

Everyone has the right to partake in entertainment.

This list compiles wonderful things you can do in any area you might live that provides cheap, or free, entertainment, as well as the chance to bond with those you might invite to come along.

Just make sure to carpool. It saves gas.


If you have a bit of money to spend in order to get to your starting destination, geocaching is something fun you can do by yourself or with friends. Simply go to a website like this one, enter in your coordinates, and find all of the nearby things that others leave for you when they find it. It’s a grown-up version of a treasure hunt, and it is sure to bring about wonderful memories as well as unique souvenirs.

Indoor Movie Night

If a movie is what you all want, then split the cost of an in-home movie night! Pick a DVD from a collection you all own (or find one on a streaming service, if you have one), and if you split the cost of a box of popcorn and a two liter of soda between even three people, the cost comes out to about $2.00 per person.

Card Game Night

For the cost of a deck of cards, you can have an entire night with friends gathered around the table, or sitting on the floor, talking and laughing and playing cards. But, guess what? If someone already has a deck of cards, you’re in for a free night of fun and really good stories.

Nature Walk

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For anyone looking for entertainment, you can find yourself a nature trail in your area and take a beautiful walk. Whether you go by yourself or with friends, taking pictures and viewing the world around you is priceless. Literally. Minus the cost of gas.


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Volunteering at your local food pantry, homeless shelter, or women’s shelter doesn’t cost you a penny, and it will lift the spirits of so many in need of the help you can provide. If you are looking for something to do, whether with a group of friends or by yourself, consider helping those in need with time that you would like to spend doing something.

Whether you are looking for something to do by yourself, with a group of friends, or want to do something that benefits someone else, this list is a compilation of wonderful things to do whenever you have some free time.

Featured image by Viktor Hanacek via PicJumbo