It is needless to say that the majority of us love spending time with our friends but sometimes it can cost us far too much money to do so. If you’re feeling overwhelmed with the amount of money you’ve been spending lately with your friends, here are some suggestions that you can bring up next time all of you decide to do something.
If you are planning something indoors, there is a variety of activities that you can do or even host if your friends are bored of doing the same things all the time. You could always do a movie marathon, base it on a certain theme or get everyone to suggest one of their favourites. If you’re not a movie buff, you could have a potluck where everyone brings something interesting to eat and spend a nice dinner together.
Sometimes a fun thing to do is to get everyone over and do something a little more creative with your time. If you’ve seen some crafts lately that you’ve wanted to make, then everyone could buy at least one piece of material and you could sit down and create something! However, if you’re feeling a little lazier, you can always have a spa day where you try out new hairstyles, manicures, facial masks, and even have a few drinks!
Although, some of us may not want to stay indoors, doesn’t mean that there isn’t cheap things to do outdoors! You can easily organise a fishing trip or even a camping trip for the weekend that can be fairly cheap if everyone contributes. If you’re thinking of something a little more local, you can always volunteer together or go biking. Sometimes the simply thing to do is just grab some food from home and head to the park for some laughs.
Finally, if you want to start an activity that will have you saving money every weekend than why not start a club for you and your friends. There is a variety you can choose from, depending on what your friends are into, such as a book club, card club, sewing club, or even a scrap booking club. You would be surprised at how much your friends would enjoy these activities and want to save money as well.
Disclaimer: The above information is general in nature and not intended to be financial advice. You should consider seeking professional advice before following any suggestions in this blog/website.