You’ve survived another Canadian winter and now it’s summertime! The sun is shining, birds are chirping and the beaches and pools are open for business – so, what better way to get out there and enjoy it than with someone you love?
We know that the last thing you need to do is add another pricey line-item to your budget this month – and dinner and drinks on a patio or a drive-in movie and popcorn can quickly add up! Luckily, there’s a fun, new trend emerging where you take that lucky someone on an exciting and unique date that doesn’t have to cost your more than, let’s say, a penny!
If you happen to look up and find yourself in a beautiful park, with a gazebo overlooking the ocean – lucky you! But we’re pretty sure this only happens in romantic comedies starring Ryan Gosling. There’s a much higher chance that you’ll end up at 7-11, which doesn’t exactly ooze romance. But that’s all part of the adventure, right? The best part about the penny date is in the mystery and the hilarity of your time together and where you end up. It’s about doing something different, being open to a little adventure, a lot of laughter and ending up with a couple of really great stories. Besides, like any good relationship, a penny date is about the journey — not the destination.
If the penny date doesn’t sound like it’s up your alley, here a few other inexpensive ways to have fun this summer without emptying your wallet:
At the end of the day, date night is about spending time with the one you love. Although a fancy dinner out might be nice, you’ll be thankful when your evening ends with a goodnight kiss, rather than a hefty bill! So next time you find yourself reaching for your wallet, remember: date night doesn’t need to cost money.
At Smythe Insolvency, we understand that spending money can sometimes be out of your control. Let’s face it, the cost of living in this province is incredibly high. If you or someone you know is struggling with a mountain of debt that is too high to overcome, contact us today at one of our 13 offices conveniently located throughout the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island. Our Licensed Insolvency Trustees are trained to work with you to determine the underlying cause of your financial difficulties, as well as assist you in improving your financial management skills, and provide you with effective budgeting strategies to help you achieve your monetary goals.
Licensed Insolvency Trustee
Greg Best enjoys working with clients to create solutions for their financial needs.
CPA, CA, CIRP
Licensed Insolvency Trustee
Chris Sinclair believes a practical approach is required to solve serious financial difficulties.
Cynthia’s goal is to ensure that every client feels respected and understood and to instill hope that they can get their life back by giving them the fresh start they deserve.