Your sons birthday is arriving and you would like to throw him the best party he has ever had. Your wedding anniversary is only months away and you want to make that day the most special day of all. …
Your sons birthday is arriving and you would like to throw him the best party he has ever had. Your wedding anniversary is only months away and you want to make that day the most special day of all. Your daughter is finally tying the knot and a honeymoon in the Caribbean is all she has been talking about. What do all these situations have in common aside from being great moments of joy? They all mean a monetary sacrifice which can put a strain on your financial situation.
When faced with circumstances like the ones I have described before, people often decide to take drastic measures to obtain the amount of money they need. What they usually do not know is that there is an option which does not require one to make extreme sacrifices and that is essential to a healthy household economy.
Planning Ahead Your Financial Situation
Not waiting until the last minute to start planning a party and its cost is key. Not only will it be stressful but you will also be missing on a lot of opportunities to save money and get to the party date with as much cash as you can. If possible, start planning the celebration get-together a few months before the special day. Make a list of everything you intend to buy and how much it will cost. Try not to make any last minute additions to your list so as not to increase your budget.
Saving Part Of Your Income
Saving should not be thought of as a sacrifice, as a loss of a percentage of your monthly wages. If you do not keep a positive attitude towards saving, it is very possible that you will not be able to succeed in doing so. Putting apart only 10% of your monthly income for a few months will result in you having a considerable amount of money when the time to celebrate arrives.
Borrowing Money From Friends And Family
It is not nice to ask for money, but there is no shame on it either. Generally, relatives and close friends are more than willing to help a dear one in need, specially if it is to finance a joyous celebration. You will be able to pay it back on your best convenience and there will be no interest rates to worry about. Sometimes leaving aside pride can let you know how many of your loved ones are willing to lend a hand, and it can be very reassuring.
If All Else Fails
In case none of the previous options worked for you, there is one last alternative that might be the answer for you. Taking a short term personal loan could be a good idea. Make sure to do a thorough research regarding lenders and to compare the interest rates and the terms they offer so as to choose the most convenient one. This option can also work out for you if you have part of the money saved and you need the rest. As you have seen, getting the money you need for your dreamed party is not only achievable, but also easy to do if you put your mind to the task.