Tips from personal finance bloggers on how to have fun without busting your budget. By Cameron Huddleston, Former Online Editor September 3, 2014 I'm not much of a sit-at-home-and-watch-TV kind of person. But it can be expensive to do things with my family of five if we have to pay for entertainment. In fact, just going out with my husband can be a costly endeavor because it requires paying for a babysitter in addition to what we're shelling out for a night on the town. So we have to find affordable ways to have fun. If you, too, are looking for free and cheap things to do, here are several great ideas from some of our favorite personal finance bloggers. SEE ALSO: Fabulous Freebies 121 Things to Do Instead of Spending Money [Popsugar] "Just because you're strapped for cash doesn't mean you can't have any fun." 9 Cheapest Dates That Don't Seem So Cheap [Wise Bread] "There are tons of fun ideas that work great for first dates or tenth dates, and may even help set you apart from the other Drinks/Dinner Daters." 25 Fall Family Activities for Less [The Centsible Life] "We put together a list of things you can enjoy with your family and friends throughout the season without spending a ton of dough." Advertisement 20 Great Games to Play with Stuff You Already Have [The Simple Dollar] "If you have a group of people that are all on board for whatever you’re doing, you don’t need a nice game board or production-quality materials. You just need a fun game idea." 11 Frugal Ways to Entertain Your Family [MoneyNing] "Over the years, I’ve found ways to create memories without breaking the bank."