3 weekend money traps you need to avoid

After a hectic workweek, it’s natural to want to decompress over the weekend. Watch out though, because these two days can be the most expensive of the entire week. Here are three common weekend money traps, and how to avoid them.

Restaurants

Dinner at a popular eatery on a Friday night always sounds enticing after a long week. But before you make those reservations consider how much you’ll save by cooking at home. You can still enjoy a great meal, and some quality time with friends and family without the expensive bill.

Movie theatres

It is more expensive than ever to catch the latest movie release. Add in some sodas and popcorn and you’re looking at a hefty price tag. Instead, do some research on the newest releases on Netflix or Hulu, and grab some snacks at a discount store.

Shopping

We love shopping on the weekends. Special sales at your favorite store may have you spending money you shouldn’t on things you don’t need. Instead, redirect that shopping urge to the grocery store. Not only will you be able to shop but you’ll be purchasing necessary items that will encourage you to plan your meals, and keep you out of those pricey restaurants.

Wendy Moody

Wendy Moody

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