Hi there! You new here? We love that you found our gay little corner of the web. Here at Debt Free Guys, we’re all about helping queer people live lives they truly love inside and out. We think happiness is a 360-degree experience (purpose, love, money, wellness, and lifestyle) that you also deserve. After reading our article below, see how we can help you more here.
Make your great gay life greater
For many gay men, having a fabulous gay life means having a great gay social life. But you can have a great social life and a thick bank account with a little bit of planning. You can also have the 5 Building Blocks of a Happy Gay Life here for free.
Get your great gay life on the same page on this Queer Money™:
Have your great gay life on your Living Fabulous Social Life Calendar
1. Fill in birthdays, holidays, anniversaries and other special occasions
Become religious about sending birthday, anniversary and holiday cards. Becoming a card sender doesn’t mean taking a small loan from Hallmark. You can get reasonably priced cards at Target – stay away from the Papyrus aisle – or, if penny-pinching is your current fix, shop a dollar store.
Put important dates on your calendar. Some holidays and special occasions mean more than sending cards, such as gathering with your friends and family for a Thanksgiving feast and Fourth of July BBQ.
2. List future important social events
You can’t do everything, but you don’t want everyone to forget about you. Plan ahead by adding the most important great gay life to-dos. We find that two events a month are just about perfect. Pick events where you’ll get the most bang for your buck, whether that’s the number of friends you’ll see, the fun you’ll have or money you’ll save.
3. Add free and cheap things to your gay social life
Free and cheap? That’s not fabulous you say. Well, neither is being broke. To keep your life from being boring when you’re short on cash, plan ahead with some activities that will keep you from spending, but still allow you to have a fun social life. Add to your Living Fabulous Social Life Calendar the obvious, like watching Netflix. Another example of how we keep a great gay life is playing Rummycube. My family’s addicted to this game! We have friends who nerd out on it, too. A few times a year, we gather for a Rummycube tournament complete with snacks, beer or wine, and it’s a cheap, fun night.
There are tons of other game night options; Cards Against Humanity, Heroscape, Carcassone or Clue.
4. Hunt for more free and cheap
Most cities and regions have blogs, city guides or websites that list free and cheap things to do in that area. Denver has free and cheap events and activities listed at Denver.org. We also have MileHighOnTheCheap.com. Philadelphia has free things listed at PhillyFunGuide.com and New York City has TheSkint.com. These are just the places where we go.
Find similar resources for where you live and travel to fill out your printable social calendar with seasonal activities and activities you may not otherwise consider.
5. Fill in your great gay life goals for money and life
At a minimum, update your budget once a month. We do this twice a month. Your downloadable Fabulous Social Life Calendar will give you space to note significant, high-level information about your budget. These include your:
- Projected Income for the month
- Projected Expenses for the month
- Social Spending for the month
- Net Worth
Noting these on your calendar will keep critical numbers to you achieve your hopes and dreams top of mind even while you have a fabulous gay social life.
Planning your great gay life is important for success, you can plan what’s important for your great gay life and save money. You’ll reach your money goals in no time and still have a great gay ol’ time.
Get more tools for living fabulously every day:
- How to Change Your Mind [and Your Life]
- How to Start Being a Happy Gay Man
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