EXTENSION CONNECTION: Manage money, avoid pressure to spend

Published: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 10:38 AM.

Understand the emotions involved. Friends often get their feelings hurt if you never want to go places with them. Explaining your plans in advance can help you avoid misunderstandings.

Peer pressure encourages us to spend money when we can’t afford to do so.

When you have a clear understanding of your money and financial goals, it may make it easier to resist such pressure.

Elaine Courtney is a Family & Consumer Sciences Extension agent at the Okaloosa County Extension offi ce in Crestview.

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