How To Socialize On A Budget


It’s tough to socialize on a budget – particularly because we have so many options to choose from in Vancouver. We’re a foodie city filled with new restaurants opening every month and plenty to do on weekends. But sometimes your bank account has other plans. I want to be there for my friends, but when income is low I need to adjust my lifestyle to prioritize the bills that matter. However, saying “no” to your friends when they ask you to hangout can be a total bummer.

For example, some months can be busier than others with obligations on top of your socializing. Last month I had to forgo any social activity that was not a birthday or business meeting to ensure that I didn’t overspend. Instead I planned to see my friends the following month and they were very accommodating!

It’s not easy to switch up your lifestyle to cater to your funds, or lack thereof, but there are ways to adjust that won’t break your bank or your friendships. I’m sharing 5 easy tips to socializing on a budget on the Vancity blog, HERE.




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