Of course everyone wants to cut their expenses and get out of debt. Most times behavior change is not only needed, but also a necessity. That doesn't mean that you can't have fun.
Just because our family is concentrating very heavily on finishing our fully-funded emergency fund, that's no excuse for us not to enjoy life.
It's the night before Valentine's Day and my wife and 2 girls are all asleep. I just finished blowing up 30 pink and red balloons that I'm going to leave on the floor in the living room. My girls will be more than surprised and excited, but I really just want to show them that I love them. I'm sure my wife Christine will appreciate it as well.
It's my chance to show them how much I love them without going overboard and buying heavily into a materialistic holiday (have you been in the holiday section at Target?). We're big on showing our love every day of the year.
Enjoyment level = 100%
Daddy's a fun guy level = 100%
Grand Total = $2.50