The Family Houseboat Economy - any Budget and Money Saving Tips?
by Ian & Manon
Family Houseboat Money Saving Tips - Do you have any?
Let's look at the family houseboat economy, and see if there's any expense, budget, or money saving tips that can help families this boating season.
Houseboats are one of the greatest joys in life for many folks, and even with the sad economic news, it's no reason to give up on the plans.
There is plenty of ways
to trim or reduce your houseboating budget, and still get the full enjoyment of it all. My wife and I have already implemented my tips like these below:*
Plan your trips or navigating, on your vacations and the weekends to limit any unnecessary travel. You can organize and combine the different stops to reduce the fuel consumed. It can save you many hours of engine run time which translates into big money savings and engine wear.*
My wife and I do many of our own maintenance and
repair jobs ourselves instead of outsourcing the jobs. Often it is simply a matter of reading up on the project, looking in an owners or repair manual
, or speaking with another boater who has experience to break it down into bit sized bits.*
There's also many engine, fuel, and gas consumption tips and tricks that you can do yourself to keep your money in your wallet, instead of pouring your dollars in your fuel tank. Here are some of the best houseboat mileage tips.*
We like to entertain friends and family, and who doesn't, yet it can get very expensive when you prepare and
pay for all the food and drink for everyone.
We realized that by having them bring their favorite dish for supper or BBQ, greatly reduced the yearly entertainment budget. And as a bonus, everybody also has their favorite dish to share with others. Hmmm, great dinner parties :)
As you can see, there is plenty of simple ideas or tips that can have a big difference on your houseboating budget, it's simply a matter of applying them. Do you have any Tips or Ideas to Share?
The houseboating community is a great bunch of people, and some of the nicest folks you could meet, and I am sure together, we can put our collaborative thinking caps on,
and share some of your own tips or ideas on how to reduce or trim your family houseboating budget.Lastly
, hopefully some of our readers will share and post comments about their family houseboat budget and economy experiences. Feel free to use the "Click here to post comments." link found near the bottom of this page.
Thanks again for sharing, IAN from all-about-houseboats
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