Even if you make good money, you may have it earmarked for other financial goals, such as knocking out those pesky student loans or saving for a big vacation and don’t want to blow it on social activities. So, how do you balance your budget without becoming a hermit and alienating your friends? Fear not, we’ve got a few tips to help you out.
Be the first to suggest an activity, not the last.
It’s common to fall back on the norm of dining out at restaurants when it seems like there’s nothing else to do.
Get comfortable with saying “no.”
You don’t have to decline every invite, but you should get used to saying “no” when an outing is out of your budget, such as a weekend-long music festival or a spur-of-the-moment road trip.
Focus on your long-term goals.
Paying off your student loans, buying a house, or saving for retirement might not be as glamorous or fun as backpacking through Europe with your friends, but that doesn’t make it any less important.
Discounts for Georgia’s Own Members
The first Monday of every month, Georgia’s Own Credit Union offers members discounts and giveaways, just for being one of Georgia’s Own!
This month Georgia’s Own is giving members an all-attractions pass to Stone Mountain Park for only $24.95 plus tax. Simply use your Georgia’s Own credit or debit card to purchase tickets at Stone Mountain Park now through August 31st. For more details, click here.
#MemberAppreciationMonday is a way that Georgia’s Own is working to surprise and delight our members.
*Discounts may not be used on previously purchased tickets or in conjunction with any other offers. Other restrictions may apply.