Entertainment Budget

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Registered: 08-13-2007
Entertainment Budget
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Fri, 05-03-2013 - 11:29am

Do you plan/budget for entertainment/fun things for you and your family?  If so, how did you decide on an amount? Do you give yourself a specific amount of money for each weekend/week/month?  How does it work at your house?

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Registered: 07-24-1997
Mon, 05-06-2013 - 2:53pm

I have lines in our budget for "Family Fun" and "Adult Fun."  "Family Fun" includes the kids' lessons & activities, allowances, Netflix, and outings for our family all together (movies, dinner out).  "Adult Fun" has lines for DH, me, and us together (newspapers, date nights).  DH's personal allowance is mostly spent on tennis, mine on personal toiletries & cosmetics, retreats, spiritual direction, etc.

I've been budgeting for over 20 years, so I have a pretty good sense of what each line should be.