Keep More Green By Budgeting Your St. Patrick's Day
March 2, 2019 | By Emma Frost
Are you excited to don some green and drink some of your favorite adult beverages on March 17th, or are you planning to work during the St. Patrick's Day festivities so you can pay off your bills?
According to a 2017 survey that interviewed 1,000 adults, 57% of Americans can't cover a $500 emergency expense if it pops up. This even includes households that earn more than $75,000.
Save Green on Your St. Patrick's Day Celebrations
If you are less interested in celebrating St. Paddy's Day and more focused on how to earn more money to cover an expense, you're certainly not alone. However, what if you could spend little to nothing on a great shamrock-theme holiday celebration? Check out these low-budget ways to save money while still enjoying yourself on St. Patrick's Day:
Related: Prefer to spend your holidays making money than spending it? Here are 8 fun ways to make money on a holiday.
Enjoy a Great St. Patrick's Day On a Budget
Have a Movie Marathon
With a library membership and Netflix at your disposal, it is incredibly easy to enjoy a fun St. Patrick's Day-themed movie marathon. (e.g. "Finian's Rainbow," "Leprechaun," "Far and Away," "In America," "Once" and "P.S. I Love You.")
Whether you're looking for some alone time or want to make it a party, you can easily do either. Want to have some treats without going to the store? Just ask your guests to bring a snack or beverage since you'll be providing the entertainment and the party location.
Make Festive Snacks
If you have green food coloring at home, why not break it out and use it to dress up easy snacks like Rice Krispie treats, green ginger ale, or maybe even green eggs and ham?
You can have fun with this no matter what age you are. Just involve holiday-themed clues and hide some fun trinkets to make it a blast for partiers of all ages. Think four-leafed clovers, the color green, and then end it with a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.
How to Enjoy a Great St. Patrick's Day on a Small Budget
Go to a Parade
This one will only cost the price of gas, but can be a great family activity and tradition.
Buy Lots of Beer
For many adults, a few cold beers is all they need to celebrate March 17th properly. For fun, you can add an extra festive touch by dying it green. You can easily buy green food coloring for just a couple of bucks. It's the beer that will cost more, so invite friends over and ask them to all bring a couple of 6-packs of their favorite beer.
Prefer to keep your celebration a little more low-key? Why not treat yourself to a tasty Shamrock Shake for under $3? You can also easily replicate these seasonal favorites at home using vanilla ice cream, milk, whipped cream, mint extract, green food coloring, chocolate syrup, and green decorative sugar.
Here's How to Find Your Pot of Gold
No matter how much money you can save this St. Patrick's Day, it might not be enough to get your finances back on track. Maybe what you need is a way to consolidate your debts into one easy payment to get a fresh start. If that's the case, you might want to consider getting a title loan near you. Here's how it works:
If you have a lien-free car title in your name, you could get a loan up to $15,000, even if you have bad credit. A title loan could provide a short-term way to help lower the stress by helping you pay your expenses and debts. You don't even have to give up your vehicle while paying for the loan.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
No matter how you celebrate St. Patrick's Day this year, you can do it on almost any budget. And if you need help with your finances, you could take a break from the worry and stress of your financial obligations and get up to $15,000 in fast cash today. Now that's what I call finding a pot o' gold!