Money & Friendships: 5 Ways to Stay Focused On Your Goals and Your Squad
The One With Five Steaks and an Eggplant.
Either this is the most random title you’ve ever read, or you know that this represents that one Friends episode where the famous group of pals got themselves all fired up over money. In the episode, the gang goes out to eat at a fancy restaurant and soon find themselves arguing over how to split the bill. Half of the group ordered cheaper side menu items while the other half ordered from the menu, but yet, there’s always that one person in the group totally fine with splitting the bill evenly. When Ross is “that guy” and suggests everyone each cough up $30 for the dinner, chaos ensues.
Have you been here before? Replace “fancy restaurant” with any other expense, and it’s likely you’ve found yourself in this situation before: wanting to participate in whatever the group is doing, likely having no actual clue how to afford the event, and then ultimately, ending up in one of two situations:
- Removing yourself from the situation, but ultimately ending up with a horrible case of FOMO
- Participating in the event but immediately feeling the pangs of guilt and debt sink in the next day