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Married or longtime couples double date or bring together groups of friends weekly, monthly or whenever they have free time by scheduling a night at one of their homes. Instead of one couple preparing a gourmet meal, plan a potluck-style dinner, themed around "breakfast for dinner" or a certain culinary style to save money.

"That's a great way to split up the expenses," says McCoy. Play games or watch a favorite movie or TV series you already own on DVD and want your friends to enjoy. If there's a recent movie everyone is dying to see, check it out at the library for free (try to reserve it online ahead of time).

"We're thankfully well past the day when it's considered awkward or inappropriate to discuss the cost of going out versus the cost of dining in, or having a potluck," Yeager says.


 

 

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