The summer season is notorious for being a time of great spending. Chances are you’ve experienced the effects of this! Family vacations, sending the kids to camp, updating the wardrobe … the list could go on and on. You know what? It’s okay to spend money! Money’s fun … if you got some. (more…)
A summer vacation can be a great way to spend quality time with family and friends, explore a new city, or just relax at the beach. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to make this getaway a reality, either. With a little planning and research, you can head off on a fun summer vacation and stay within your budget. Here are some essential money saving tips that will enable you to enjoy your summer this year.
Enjoy the great outdoors
If your family is usually the type to book a hotel room or hit the resorts during the summer, consider roughing it this year. Camping can cost a fraction of the cost of a traditional vacation, and it’s a fun, unique experience the whole family will remember. Check with the National Park Service to find an affordable and safe campsite near you. (more…)
Many families will holiday in Britain this year to save money but while they will save on travel costs, accommodation, days out, entertainment and eating can prove more expensive than going abroad.
With a bit of forward planning, however, and some savvy money-saving it is possible to dodge high prices and still have a good time.
We have rounded-up five ideas to help you save money on home shores over the summer holidays – tell us your own tips in reader comments below. (more…)
You can save money throughout the year, but the warm temperatures of summer provide a few additional tips that can help you save even more money. Here are some things to try during those warm months.
1. Turn off the air conditioning. This doesn’t mean you have to suffer through sweltering heat, but you should be aware of the weather so that you can maximize efficiency and save money by using it only when needed. For example, if it is going to be a cool night, turn off the air before heading to bed and open a few windows. (more…)
Plan Ahead and Save
It’s time to fire up the barbecue, bust out the tennis rackets—and watch your cash disappear? “Summer is the hardest season to find deals. Resorts and airlines know that people are going on vacation, so they are less likely to discount their services and products,” says Mark Di Vincenzo, the author of Buy Shoes on Wednesday and Tweet at 4:00: More of the Best Times to Buy This, Do That and Go There ($14, amazon.com). However, there are some clever ways to save if you know where to look. (more…)