Wedding season is a time of year when the majority of your friends and family will choose to marry their significant other, and bankrupt themselves and all of their guests in the process. If you are lucky, you will receive several invitations for celebrations during the summer months (usually June until September). If you are even luckier, you may even be asked to participate as a bridesmaid, or groomsman for some or all of these occasions. What does this mean for you? It means you better have started saving last season for this because between the bachelorettes, stag parties, bridal showers, dress, hair, makeup and wedding gifts, you are going to need a lot of money; especially if you live alone, pay rent, own a car and have numerous other expenses to take care of. How do you make it through without going broke?
While it is a holiday there are a lot of things open and available to do today in Toronto and across the GTA! It may be cold outside but that’s no excuse to not spend the day with the people you love making memories that will last forever. Here’s a list of a few activities for a range of interests, social types, and budgeters!
For few people, budgeting is a practical strategy implemented into daily life to ensure that the money you save will outweigh the money you spent. For the average person, budgeting is an afterthought that has little or no meaning until the credit card statement arrives along with the realization that your wants have outweighed your needs and you have spent more than you saved. Suddenly the money that was originally allocated for priorities i.e. rent, food, health etc. is gone and yet those needs still have to be taken care of. This is where complications arise and we have to look elsewhere to get money.
Back to school shopping is one of the busiest times of the year. It means expenses like books, supplies, fees and of course new clothes. These items can really add up, especially for families with more than one child in school. If you want to know how to save money on back to school shopping, try a few of the following suggestions to keep a little more cash in your pocket this year.