How To Avoid Letting #FOMO Ruin Your Summer Budget

Illustrated by Anna Sudit.
With the weather warming up, you’re probably getting the itch to get outdoors  — especially when your Instagram feed is being flooded with photos of beaches, concerts, barbecues, and boat trips. When those summer temptations call your name, it’s important to preemptively have your finances in good shape — and know what you can afford to spend — so that fear of missing out won’t leave you sad and penniless come fall.

We all know it can be hard to find financial balance when you’re trying to have a social life. (No, refreshing your Newsfeed and stalking friends’ Instagrams from your couch doesn’t count!) Here are some ways you can avoid overspending without too much FOMO.