Once the bills are paid, 1.8 million Irish adults have less than €100 per month to spend, according to a report from the Irish League of Credit Unions earlier this year.
So how on earth are we going to get through Christmas? I’m currently writing an article for The Irish Times, looking at ways to save money on socialising. Today on our CheapEats Twitter account , I’ll be listing some top tips. Here’s just one: skip the pub crawl, and opt for a “social crawl” instead – get together with friends who live near you and have one drink and some nibbles in everybody’s house.
How will you save money on socialising this Christmas? Do you agree in advance about splitting the restaurant bill? Where are the free gigs? Are you having a pot luck dinner instead of eating out? What’s happening with your office Christmas party?
Chip in here, or pipe up over on Twitter.