Throw an "Egg-Citing" Easter Without Looking Cheap

Though American households are less likely to overspend on Easter compared with Christmas or even Valentine's Day, any extra spending can be a source of major stress for some families.

According to statistics:

  • Almost 60% of Americans had a significant unexpected expense in 2016.
  • Almost 50% of $75,000+ households and college grads lack enough savings to cover a $500 emergency expense.
  • 41% will to use savings to pay for these costs.
  • 21% will pay using a credit card.
  • 11% will borrow from loved ones.

In light of these sobering statistics, here are four simple ways to save money and throw an egg-citing Easter egg hunt without coming off as a cheapskate:

Paint Your Own Eggs

These days, holiday DIY projects are no longer limited to just the most crafty of us. With helpful and free online resources like Pinterest and YouTube, you can easily put together a magical and fun Easter egg hunt.

One way to do that is to paint your own eggs. Just get some white eggs and some food coloring, and you're well on your way to making something special for the kids. Even better, get them involved in the process and let them show off their creativity.

Buy Candy the Day Before

When it comes to Easter, almost nothing is more important than some good candy. Actually, it doesn't even have to be that "good" to appease the kids.

As you've probably noticed, stores put out holiday stuff way sooner than they should. For example, right around Halloween, you'll probably begin to see Christmas merchandise starting to appear. Therefore, the closer it gets to Easter, the more retailers are going to want to get rid of Easter inventory to clear up valuable shelf space as soon as possible. By waiting to buy your Easter candy until the night before, you can take advantage of major savings.

Decorate Your Own Basket

Why buy a cheap basket from the store when you can easily make your own in very little time and for very little money? If you have an old gift basket or even a bucket lying around, you can easily transform it with a few simple additions. By simply adding a bow and a few stickers or stencils, you have an Easter basket that will rival anything available from the stores.

Dress Up as the Easter Bunny

Though this might seem like it would cost a lot of money to do, it can actually be quite easy to make your own bunny costume. You can easily find instructions/ideas online on how to do it at home. All you'll basically need are some old clothes, felt, and a few hours to make it.

If Money Is Tight

As mentioned earlier, far too many people go through a tough time with their finances. Emergencies never come at convenient times, so it's easy to get stressed out when facing a financial crisis. If you've ever overdrafted your checking account, you're more than familiar with the expense and stress associated with going into the negative. If you could benefit from some "egg-stra" funds this Easter, you may want to consider the benefits of getting a payday loan.

To qualify, all you need is an active checking account in your name, valid photo I.D. and your most recent pay stub. With just these few simple items you have everything you need to get emergency cash in as little as 30 minutes, regardless of your credit. Amounts are available from $100 - $400, so whatever curveballs life throws you, you've got the spending power to handle it. So, don't waste any more time worrying about money problems between paychecks. Get the extra cash you need today so you can enjoy an extra "egg-citing" Easter Day!