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Tips For Staying Within Your Budget This Labor Day

August 24, 2018 | By Daniel Dewitt

Come Labor Day, most of us are burnt out from work and ready for a break, but not all of us have the money to fly to Hawaii for the weekend or go on a cruise. In fact, for many of us, Labor Day weekend is just another weekend where we hope our paycheck comes in a day early. Financial troubles can make it hard to appreciate any holiday, much less the costs that are associated with the mini vacation a lot of people make Labor Day weekend.

So are you doomed to be a stick in the mud this Labor Day Weekend? Not if you follow this guide! We’ve gathered a few of the best tips for saving money this Labor Day. And if you find that they aren’t enough, or are in serious financial trouble, think about taking out car title loans. They’re convenient and fast and may be able to net you up to $4,000 within hours of calling.

Stay Home

That’s right. Instead of taking a vacation or visiting family over the Labor Day weekend, just stay home and make relaxing your priority for the weekend. Traveling is fun and exciting, but can also be a hassle and stressful. If you stay home, you don’t have to juggle the two. Instead, you can focus on recharging and doing things you enjoy: maybe finish that book you’ve been meaning to, maybe binge-watch a TV show, maybe nap in peace. The possibilities are just as endless as they are when you’re on vacation.

Potluck Your Barbecue

If you throw an annual Labor Day barbecue and don’t want to skip a year, then the best way to reduce costs is to have each of your guests bring something from your menu. Things like soda, cups, or hamburger buns can help chip away at the overall cost of the meal and makes sure that everyone pulls their weight. After all, it’s sort of unfair to have to bear alone the cost of food everyone is going to be eating.

Prune Your Guest List

Besides turning your barbecue potluck, the best way to save money on it is to prune down your guest list. Labor Day is one of those holidays that isn’t so intimate the people won’t just invite themselves over to your party, and if you throw an annual barbecue, the guest list has no doubt ballooned over the years. This wouldn’t usually be a problem, but as the host, you’re in charge of providing food for a small army’s worth of guests.

To counteract a ballooning guest list, go through it with a fine-toothed comb and don’t be afraid not to invite people: it’s your party, and you don’t owe them anything. Keep your favorite friends and family members on the list, but snip out anyone you don’t particularly relish spending an afternoon with.