Like a TV star that doesn't scale back his expenses after his show is cancelled, these benefits expand, not contract, during periods of economic decline, for two main reasons.
You can scale back a little on budget if you wish to, but it would be very bad form to attend a wedding and not give a gift.
If you're overwhelmed, try to scale back and give your partner lots of input or provide a few parameters and ask your chosen cake decorator to make the calls.
Luckily, you can find ways to scale back on your holiday gift costs with a few creative gift ideas.
If you're trying to scale back your spending, you can follow these tips for budgeting that will allow you to get control over your money and your life.