As the mercury creeps up in the summer months, so, it seems, does spending. With weddings to attend, vacations to plan, and outdoors activities to enjoy, the costs tend to add up. Before taking a dive into the deep end of the debt pool, read on for some tips about how to keep your summer budget in check.
1) Survive wedding season without blowing the budget
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Give a group gift: By pitching in with friends you can give a much larger, and possibly more meaningful, gift. A popular idea is to give an “experience” gift, for example a post-wedding or anniversary weekend away for the couple.
Get creative: While the current custom is to give enough cash to cover your plate, your budget may be outmatched by the swankiness of the venue. Plus, g