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:
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.
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!
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.