Summer! A time for vacations, travel, social events, weddings, amusement parks and the list goes on. So let’s just keep it 100! It’s not the season in which I’m thinking about budgeting and saving. Yet, it’s one of those times during the year in which we ALL over spend. How can one remain frugal during the summer?
How much time over the summer are you going to spend watching television, streaming events or Netflix? The answer is ………… that’s my point. Cutting cable during the summer months is not going to hurt your entertainment or information life. You probably spend more time in the summer out of the house than inside making cable and streaming services an unnecessary expense.
Wherever you vacation this summer, be sure your location includes a kitchen option. Generally during the summer, I’ll spend some time vacationing at Martha’s Vineyard which can get quite expensive. But what makes my budget work is the fact that the place where I stay has a kitchen. This helps because some days I can prepare breakfast or dinner resulting in a positive budget impact without compromising my enjoyment.
Typically, gas prices increase during the summer. To reduce that gas bill try more walking, biking or using public transportation during the summer months. It will not only be good for your budget, but it can improve your health.
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