Queen of free: Watch love grow as debt dwindles




Keeping romance alive when you are on a budget can be a challenge. When we were in process of paying off $127,000 in debt, we spent four years of keeping it simple but still strove to have a healthy and strong marriage.

In the process, we learned plenty of tips for keeping date night affordable and fun. Here are some of my favorite tips and date-night suggestions that will keep your budget in the black and your red hearts beating as one.

Do a sitter swap. Agree to watch another set of bedraggled parents’ kiddos so that you don’t have to drop $30 on a teenager before even stepping out of the door. You will get to bless someone else and a night out on the town, too.

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