Building a Buzz into Your Budget

Okay, so we’re all interested in money, right? That’s why we’re here.

We all know that the difference between the return of a prophet and a profitable return – that’s not something that only theology and economics graduates know about.

But – and it’s an important but – it is possible to be seriously interested in cash and have fun at the same time.

Now I know that for some folks, making the most of their budget is a form of fun in itself. But it’s close enough to what some people call work for me to gloss over it here. That’s not the sort of fun I’m talking about.

What I am talking about is how to take that deep-seated attachment to cash and to turn it into a form of play, an out and out recreation, something that’s not all about cutting a cost or clearing a debt.

As Cyndi Lauper would no doubt agree, girls may wanna have funds, but they wanna have a bit of fun too (and no, this isn’t just about girls).

So this is about how you can check out from the serious business of balancing your checking account and give your libertarian free spirit free reign for a while.

What I’m talking about is taking some time out to build a financial component into your leisure budget. We’ve talked about budgeting before, so I’m taking it as read that you’re prepared to cut yourself a bit of slack when it comes to enjoying yourself.

But what I’ve found is that as a self-disciplined, careful and calculating kind of a person, there is a heck of a lot of fun to be had enjoying the experience of online gaming. In a word, you can get a lot more bang for your buck weighing up the odds than you can ever get from splashing out on a cheap night out.

And of course, you can win.

Some of the big online casinos regularly deliver prizes in the tens of thousands of dollars. For example, the site 32Red online casino paid out a top prize of $66,845 this July. You can click here to visit the 32Red casino and take a look at some of the online promotions they have available. Other sites such as 888, BGO and Gala offer similar welcome bonuses as well, so it’s worth shopping around.

But the prizes aren’t the part of the picture that I really want to stress right now. What I’m most keen to stress is the way that dollar for dollar, cent for cent, you can squeeze as much fun from a limited budget by playing online as you ever can by going out and seeing how everyone else is overspending their way to a sore head.

And there’s none of that overbearing peer pressure to keep up.  You set the budget, play with what you can afford, and leave it at that. No-one will look down their nose at you for setting a sensible limit, and no-one will try to make you feel bad about yourself for being responsible.

It’s a wholly adult pastime – and I mean that in a good way.

So if you want to really get a buzz out of your budget, and to make the most of your keenness for cash give online gaming a go – it’s fun!


Building a Buzz into Your Budget — 4 Comments

  1. I’m not much of a gambler so I don’t have any interest in online gaming. Sure it’s a rush to win, but I find gambling too stressful. I just try to think extra careful before I spend money to make sure that I won’t regret where I put my money, and also make sure I’m saving enough every month.

  2. I’m no gambler, mainly because I’m terrible at it, but I completely agree that no one should turn their nose up at someone spending money from their budget for entertainment. Life is fickle, and although debt reduction and wealth creation are noble pursuits, it can take a while. So, enjoying the ride (within reason, of course) is definitely something to do!

  3. Now this is something I might give a try! Gambling does get a bad rap, and for a good reason, people get greedy and end up losing money, lots of it. However, stuck in the budget as fun money and done with a modicum of restraint, one can not only have fun – the adrenalin rush and all, but also make something.

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