All of our summer-themed content is here in one place, helping you enjoy summer on a budget.
We share practical tips, budget-friendly ideas, and smart strategies to help you make the most of the season while keeping your finances in check.
From affordable family outings to cost-effective meal planning and clever ways to save on travel, get ready to enjoy a fantastic summer filled with fun, relaxation, and savings.
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Create a summer budget
Establishing a summer budget can help you keep track of your expenses and identify areas where you can save. Set spending limits for entertainment, dining out, and other discretionary expenses. And use all of our FREE resources here!
Look for free or discounted summer programs, workshops, and camps for kids. Take advantage of seasonal sales on outdoor gear, clothing, and summer essentials.
By having a clear budget in place, you can make informed financial decisions and prioritize your family’s savings goals throughout the summer break.
Summer kids activities
20+ outdoor summer activities for kids (TBP)
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Summer activities for adults
There are so many options for summer parties, potlucks and barbeques. We like to keep it simple and cook at home. These recipe collections are full of frugal dishes for your summer celebrations.
Summer decorating ideas
While it may be easy to just buy decorations at a store, there are good reasons to make your own. First, you can be as creative as you like, without spending too much money. A lot of DIY summer decor can be used every year.