Here's an email I recently received from a reader:
I’m currently between a rock and a hard place and could use some advice. A friend, is having a bachelor party THIS weekend. The situation is, it is indoor skydiving (which everyone but him, recently did REAL skydiving for a previous bachelor party.) A few things are contributing to my dilemma here, One is I have already done REAL skydiving and am having a hard time justifying paying $90 for indoor skydiving. Two is we are also getting a hotel for the night as well as the traditional strip club, drinking etc… Overall I estimate the entire night to cost around $300 a person not to mention the wedding gift of $150 I plan to give next weekend. My plan is to go along and do everything except the indoor skydiving, but I feel terrible not joining in and I know I will get crap from my friends about it, but in the interest of paying down my debt, and attempting to live below my means I really can’t justify the indoor skydiving expense. Am I in the wrong for not joining in on that part?
What's your advice for him?