How to Resist Spending Temptations
Excuse #7: But It’s My Wedding/Birthday/Cousin’s Bat Mitzvah
That’s right, we said wedding. We’re not playing. Special occasions are one of life’s greatest joys, but sometimes the desire for the perfect outfit or decorations or “things” can make us lose sight of what’s more important—the relationships, the people and the celebration. What still trumps all your spending decisions is—you guessed it—your budget. Pre-plan a budget for special occasions for the year, and stick to it. Be creative about how you can repurpose or borrow dresses and accessories. It’s not about deprivation, it’s about shifting focus to what’s more important—the very reason for the celebration.
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