Why Friday is the Most Expensive Day of the Week


The most expensive day of your week completely depends on your individual circumstances and spending habits, but I think for a lot of people, that day is Friday. There are many different factors that can influence why your spending would be more on Friday than on any other day of the week and here are just a few to consider:

Food: I’ve noticed that a major source of Friday spending comes from purchasing food. For people who work a typical Monday-Friday job, by the time Friday rolls along, groceries could be scarce. It can then become the day you eat out for lunch, since you had nothing at home to pack. Even if you do have enough groceries for a sack lunch, sometimes you want to ea


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6 Responses to Why Friday is the Most Expensive Day of the Week

  1. devil says:

    Great post! Until we actually write the numbers down and look at them, it’s easy to just go along with what we’ve always done. We can’t change a bad habit if we’re just doing it on auto-pilot.

    At the office, everyone has the idea that we deserve our Friday treats and that sense of entitlement is contagious.Try a reward that doesn’t throw off the budget. It’s not THAT hard.

  2. sir jorge says:

    I never really thought about it, but you’re absolutely right. Friday’s are getting a little expensive in these parts.

    I’m going to rearrange the budget a little.

  3. A Marino says:

    I think that the advertisers also play a role in getting us to spend money. They might advertise a special fight with so and so on – Friday or Saturday night. They know that you’re more likely to be at home and could have friends over for any occasion.

    The restaurant says it all. TGIF. Thank God it’s Friday. Sometimes when it comes to parties, you might just have to excuse yourself and give a gift to the party without going to the restauant. This is only if it’s someone that you don’t want to celebrate.

    Also, weekend airfare specials are tempting as well.

    I, like the others never thought it completely through about the Friday spending, but you are right on.

  4. baselle says:

    Right on…and then comes Saturday, which also pricey because you are free, free of your workday routine. So is Friday or Saturday the priciest?

  5. Miranda says:

    I work from home and I still see Friday as a day on which I’m entitled to “goof off” a bit.

    My husband and I decided to just budget a Friday night “date” in. When we made it part of our budget, we controlled it better. Of course, we had to balance that by cutting back elsewhere…

  6. Carol says:

    I agree. For years my husband and I would always get take out on Friday because we deserved it. But for years because of our goal to retire early we conserve. We do go out but not nearly as often. Also we have disovered that we cook better than lots of the fast food places.

    Carol from Pueblo

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