Friends are a big influence in people's lives, and their spending can affect yours, too. MSN Money named a few types of these big-spender friends, which range from the "oh, come on, you deserve it" pal to the "pusher" friend. I have friends who spend a lot more than I do, but I deal with the situation by not shopping with them. If money is putting a strain on your friendship, there's nothing wrong with being honest about it with your pal.
There are plenty of activities you can do with your materialistic friend that won't hurt your wallet. Do you have a friend who spends a lot of money on luxury goods or activities?
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