It might be challenging for you, but you need to conserve your money right now. Any upcoming events that might cause you to dip into your wallet a bit too much should be avoided. Friends will understand if you have to scale things back, because they have been there before. And this is definitely not the time for shopping sprees, no matter how good of a bargain hunter you are. Get creative with the things you do for fun -- ask a frugal friend for some ideas.