NerdWallet: How to have fun with friends without going broke

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You do not have to spend your Saturday nights alone as penance for racking up debt or having paltry savings.

You have one life, and you don’t know how long it will be. Seeking joy should be a priority on par with paying off debt or buying a house. Research has shown that putting energy into your friendships — and simply appreciating your friends at all — improves your life. And you don’t have to spend a lot to do it.

Those who treasure their family and friends are happier and healthier than those who don’t, a 2017 study from Michigan State University found.

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