How to save money this summer

Oh Summer, where to even begin?! Summer is easily my favourite time of the year. Here are four tips to keep financial stress out of your summer memories:

  1. Local events - You don’t have to leave the city for summer entertainment. Take advantage of low-cost or better yet, FREE, events in your neighbourhood. Visit your local events calendar or tourism websites to see what’s good in the ‘hood.

  2. Cancel your gym membership - Outdoor workouts are my favourite! Go for a bike ride, round up the crew for beach volleyball or outdoor basketball, hike up some mountains and go for an outdoor pool swim. The possibilities are endless!

  3. Redeem your miles - Use travel miles, rewards or cash-back to book your summer getaway. To save even more money, let’s not forget about those credit card perks - free nights, free upgrades, insurance coverage, etc. 

Keep utility bills low - Turn off the A/C when you’re not home. At night, open your windows and use a fan to circulate cooler nighttime air. Electronics and other equipment generate heat too, so turn them off when not in use.