Avoiding 6 things will help you save money this St. Patrick's Day weekend

Celebrations of St. Patrick's Day Around the World
Celebrations of St. Patrick's Day Around the World

St. Patrick's Day is the one day out of the year when it's everyone's rite of passage to embrace all things Irish.

It's a festive, fun holiday not centered around much else than being around friends and family and enjoying each other's company...often times with a lot of beer!

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Much like any holiday, it's easy to get carried away with spending--from festive outfits, to food, to nights out. What makes St. Patrick's day unique is that many people often make a weekend out of celebrating. This year, the holiday falls on a Thursday, meaning the three days following will be a 72-hour celebration of good old Ireland.

Getting into the spirit of a holiday can make even the most fiscally responsible person spend money that they don't budget for.

Here are the 6 things you should avoid doing this holiday weekend:

Whether you're celebrating tonight or throughout the weekend, you can thank the luck of the Irish for giving you a holiday where it's possible to spend minimally and not have to sacrifice any fun.

We can't promise you a pot of gold, but we can promise you your bank account will look more like one if you abide by these rules.

Take a look at people celebrating St. Patrick's Day all over the world:

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