10 foolproof ways to rationalize your summer spending
By: Sarah Rosenquist
May 15, 2014 | Reading Time: 3 mins
Don’t let your conscience and sense of responsibility get in the way of your summer spending – use any excuse you can find! Such as…
1. You got a tax return!
It totally wasn’t your money to begin with that they’re giving back to you. Definitely not.
2. Your winter hermit-ing.
Your ‘night out’ budget was underspent in winter, so you can spend *at least* double this summer.
3. The abundance of holidays.
Since you didn’t have to burn any vacay days, you may as well burn through the contents of your wallet.
4. You need to ‘invest’ in memories.
Or the lack thereof. Nobody’s judging.
5. Your heating bill no longer exists.
Those hundreds of dollars are definitely not for the bills that keep your house cool. It’s all play money now!
6. You walk more, cab less.
Exercise AND enough cash for new shoes.
7. You ‘run’ and ‘play sports’ now.
At least that’s what you told yourself you’d do when you cancelled your gym membership.
8. You have A LOT of weddings to go to.
Which requires A LOT of different outfits.
9. Ed Sheeran says so.
Which means that the best things in life cost money. You should have the best things.
10. Because you deserve it!
Take a load off and enjoy the sunshine while it lasts. Because let’s be real, we know it won’t be here for very long.