Sometimes it can seem that we have nothing to do. But sometimes the pendulum can swing the other way, and we can’t stop for the amount of birthday parties, engagement parties, weddings, and openings of an envelope! All of these can be a major drain on our finances, and it can be a big concern because we want to enjoy ourselves but be cautious about how much we spend can without it impacting on our enjoyment? So is there a way of balancing the budget at the same time as balancing the drinks tray?
Go For The Cheap (And Stealthy) Options
Nobody knows what you’re drinking, so if you can only afford a tonic water with a bit of lemon in it, it’s a good way to get away with having a drink in your hands without spending a lot of money. If you are planning on going out for a long night with lots of beverages, then it’s always cheaper to drink at home before heading out. Or if you’re having dinner out, you could split an appetizer with a friend rather than have one to yourself.
Save Your Money For The Nights Out
In other words, don’t spend your money on anything else! You can live off good quality food that is cheap by heading to the greengrocers and getting fruit and vegetables that are close to going off so you could still enjoy a nutritious meal. There are fantastic and healthy meals you can make, such as porridge which will keep you full and energized. If you can find ways to save money during the week so you can splurge at your friend’s wedding, then it’s worth the effort.
If you have a bunch of social engagements in a very short period of time, it may make some sense to get a short-term payday loan, pending you can pay it back within a specific period of time. So if you are wondering about a cash advance near you there are many options for you to try, but this is only advisable if you need to spend a lot of money in a short period of time and you’re able to repay it without it impacting on your overall bank balance.
Don’t Get Caught Up In The Round Buying Mentality
This is Kryptonite for a lot of people who are struggling financially but still want to have a thriving social life. If you can avoid getting caught in the pattern of having to buy rounds then this will save you a lot of money. And that’s not to say that you should have drinks bought for you but you duck out of buying them, because that’s not particularly fair! Instead you might just be better off being honest and saying you are strapped for cash.
Talking finances with friends can be a difficult subject especially as you want to enjoy yourself on a night out, but if you can make little changes that don’t impact your overall night out then you will see that your bank balance hasn’t been impacted that badly!
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