The other day I wondered how much we receive for free in our everyday lives. So I started to list the items and was surprising how well we do. Living for free, for me, means, that the activity itself doesn't cost. There are times where a membership fee is paid, but it pails into insignificance in relation to the benefits for the membership paid. I classify the benefits as free.
Whether it be DIY, hard rubbish of collect containers it is amazing what you can find for free.
The list will be missing items, but shows the concept. Getting items for free at the rate we do makes a big difference to out goings.
Doing it yourself. This is by far the activity which gives us the most for free. With Kevin's skill in motors, problem solving and having the time to research and give things a go. Free item have an even greater value if we are able to fix them for free or very little cost.
HubSpot seminars – We learn how to use the internet for marketing, plus free pizza and wine
Brisbane state library, Game Changer series – Interesting lectures, often cheese and wine afterwards
For me, there are drinks and nibbles at the end of each month at work
Lunches at work with food
Mid year and end of year dinner at work – I get to dress up for the occasion with food and wine