Sunday, February 7, 2016

Send the Right Money Message at Birthday Party Time

Birthday Party Money

What kind of personal finance message are you sending your kid when you blow $2,000 on a 9 year old’s birthday party?

You’re obsessed with keeping up appearances?

You value material things over authentic experiences?

You don’t know how to make and manage a rational budget?

All bad.

Marvel at the absurd parental party planning antics in this article. More importantly, you’ll also find practical tips for keeping birthday costs in check and sending the right money messages.

Still feeling a little parental peer pressure to throw a big bash? Remember these witty words from Erma Bombeck:

“Before you try to keep up with the Joneses, be sure they’re not trying to keep up with you.”

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