Summer is here where we want to spend more time out with our friends socializing, and less time stuck in the house saving. Winter always seems to provide a great opportunity when it comes to your finances.
You are happy to stay indoors and enjoy your own company, but summer just doesn’t lend itself to that too well and you may find you spend more of your salary during the warmer months of the year. However, I have thought up some easy and savvy ways you can boost your summer budget this year.
Use coupons and discount codes for shopping and days out
There are always times during the summer where you may want to embrace your style a little more, which is why shopping seems to be harder to resist at this time of year. But using coupons and discount codes at the checkout could save you a fair bit.
You only have to look online at these Target discount codes to see the potential you could save. It doesn’t stop with clothing either. Often these codes can be found for restaurants, bars, and local attractions. Groupon is also a great site to look up local savings as well!
It’s amazing what a little time invested researching on the internet can do.
Research on the internet for free summer activities
While on the subject of researching you can also spend some time looking for local events in your area. Many communities will put on park days, family events and local gatherings to boost morale or even promote charities.
Often these summer events are free and are there to be enjoyed. If you search out hard enough, you may even find fun runs or local events happening in different attractions that could also be free or heavily discounted.
Facebook is a great place to scout out local events.
Avoid paying on your lunch break
Paying for lunch each day during your work break can really mount up towards the end of the week. But those casual breaks in the sun munching on that shop bought salad or even dining al fresco in your local cafe can all cost a fair bit, especially as many people tend to do this more often in the summer months.
Why not challenge yourself to take your own food in with you each day. This can be a healthier choice as well as help you save on the excessive spending. What you do save could be put towards an amazing weekend.
It’s tempting, isn’t it?
Utilize your spare time more efficiently
Finally, summer does seem to give you the benefit of more time with lighter nights and even brighter mornings. Which means you could utilize this time more effectively by trying to boost your income in other ways.
You could take online ventures and fill out surveys or perform mystery shops. You may want to declutter your home and sell online, or even start up a blog or business of your own.
The options are endless and there are some great resources online.
I hope these savvy choices and spending decisions help you boost your summer budget this year.