Happy St. Patrick’s Day! A day when the beer is green, bagpipes echo through the air, and everyone is Irish. Between the corned beef dinners and bar-hopping, you may find yourself spending more money than you intended. For those of us drowning in debt, this happy-go-lucky spending spree can only worsen our credit problems. If you’re looking to connect with your Irish roots on a budget, here’s how to save money.
Tips to Save Money on St. Patrick’s Day
- Skip the bars and party at home. Have a BYOB party with some simple snacks.
- Turn your house party into a pot-luck dinner. Prepare a main dish and ask friends to contribute their favorite side dishes.
- Don’t buy St Patrick’s Day attire. It’s mostly overpriced junk that you’ll probably never wear again. All you need is something green. If you must get something, visit a nearby thrift store or discount retailer.
- If you do head out to party with the masses, try to find bars or restaurants that don’t have a cover charge. You can also look for reviews online to find an inexpensive option that fits your budget.
Above all, be responsible and safe while you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. If you’re already struggling to find debt advice, paying for bail and missing work for your court date isn’t going to help your financial situation. Cheers!
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