If you no catch fun this December, wetin you gain?
Detty December depicts a way to take a break from the hustling and bustling of work and to kick back in the Xmas and end of the year celebrations. It simply means to have more fun than you’ll do in the other months of the year. It’s the end of the year and no one will think you’re out of place if you intend to have a great time. Either by partying at night clubs, attending shows and concerts, visiting fun places in the country, trying things you won’t normally do from January to November, taking as much booze as you want, eating plenty of food. Since “body no be firewood, you no fit kill yourself”. But you need to be careful. It is very easy to get carried away by the fun but your account balance will suffer.
You want to have a detty December and don’t want to have a hungry January?
We have put together some ways you can have a ‘detty December’ without your bank account CRYING! Here’s how to have fun in December on a budget.
A budget is telling your money where to go, instead of wondering where it went- Dave Ramsey.
If you want to have a detty December and a hunger-free January, you need to have a planned budget. Budget will help you to spend your money strictly without wondering where it all went. You should create a personal budget tailored to your plan. The budget should accommodate all your expenses for the month. From your outings to new outfits, tickets to cinemas, shows and many more.
Do not save what is left after spending, but spend what is left after saving.
The only tactic to avoid going overboard with your spending is to save first before spending and attending these events. You should always set some money aside. This helps you to ensure that the money being used is far from your day to day spending.
- Decide how you want to have fun
You need to decide what you’re spending your money on because there are so many events happening in December. It might be possible for you to attend every one of them, but you necessarily don’t have to. All you need to do is select and pick the ones that suit you and check the pricelists. Do not hesitate to leave out some of your favorites if they are way too expensive and out of your budget. This way you save and ensure you don’t go overboard.
- Go out with friends
We can actually tell you that this is a clever move to save money in December. You’d be killing two birds with one stone by making this move. You get to go out with friends who are not aka gum (stingy) to a spot of your choice and you guys share bills (collabo). This way you won’t be broke in January.
- Organize house party
Organizing a house party is an alternative for stepping out if you don’t want to go out. This move will help you save money because you won’t be making payments for a venue, the only spending will be on food items and drinks. You can ask your guests to chip in their options of food, drinks, and snacks of their choice.