This 30-year-old woman had to move in with her parents when she went into debt and could no longer afford her rent, which is sad. The reason she went into debt is so much sadder, and completely outrageous:
She went into debt going to her friends’ wedding and showers and bachelorette parties, what!! Georgina Childs from Essex, England, told the British TV program “This Morning” that she gave up her home after spending £9,250 ($12,885) on attending 14 weddings and their associated bachelorette parties over the course of four years. She said she resorted to credits cards to pay for clothing, accommodations, and travel expenses, and as the debt mounted, she gave up her apartment and moved back in with her parents so she could continue going to her friends’ weddings and related events.
“Childs says she now dreads the arrival of a wedding invitation. While it’s exciting and ‘an honor’ to be invited to a ceremony or a hen do, she said, she finds it difficult to turn one down for fear of coming across as rude.
‘Some people say I should start turning down invites of once-removed-type friends, but it’s not that easy to turn down a wedding invite,’ she said. ‘It’s seen as a bit of a social faux pas.'”
OMG, someone give this woman some life-changing advice: tell her that her financial and emotional health is worth more than people’s perception of whether she’s rude or not! And stop going to events you can’t afford!! Skip the bachelorette parties, stop buying new clothes for each wedding and wear what you already own, and only say yes to local events that don’t require hotel accommodations and long commutes! Childs said FOMO (fear of missing out) motivates her to keep going to these things, especially the elaborate bachelorette parties. Good lord, honey, no weekend in Vegas is worth moving back in with your parents at 30 years old though. Yikes.