You Can't Afford Your Friend's Bachelorette Party
It can be hard to talk about money, even among the people you're closest to. Partners, friends, family— the people who know everything about you— can still dodge talking about dollars and cents. But being financially literate is so important and, as Bustle's Get Money series shows, you really should try to start saving and spending responsibly as early as possible. But, unless you earn a fortune, that likely means making some tough choices. "It's not the most fun advice, but the only way to save money is to live below your means," Mike Katchen, founder and CEO of Wealthsimple, tells Bustle. And while a lot us might do our best to be make responsible choices in our own lives, it can become a lot more complicated when other people's special occasions come into the mix.
And hell, in some cases it's not even about savings. In some cases it's a full on, "I'm sorry but I don't have enough money to EAT this month and go to your spa weekend plus night out plus family picnic plus engagement party plus wedding brunch."