After a year of primarily staying at home, I know many of us are itching to reconnect with friends and family — in real life, not over a screen.
While group outings are wonderful — things can get tricky when someone invites you to a place or makes plans for a vacation that you can’t really afford.
Are you upfront with friends and family about your budget limitations for group outings? Or do you suck it up and spend more than you want?
Erin Lowry’s latest book, “Broke Millennial Talks Money,” discusses what to say to your loved ones when you can’t afford to join in on group plans. One of her tips is to suggest an alternative option that’s within your budget.
If you’ve ever been in this situation, what do you do when plans with friends are too expensive for your budget?