Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Frugal Fun Summer

As summer vacation plans take shape, checking the family budget will be a priority. A frugal summer is not be so bad and there are plenty of ways to enjoy the summertime. If a staycation is part of the planning, begin visiting websites in your city or town and check the events calendar. There are probably lots of summer festivals with local music bands and artists that just might be free. The kids may be able to pick up some extra cash by dog walking or sitting for the neighbors. Plus, cutting lawns is a good way to earn money.

Spinny, Spiney Kite
Everyone deserves summer fun even on a tight budget. Gather the family and find ways to stretch the dollars. Here are 3 ideas off the top of my head:

--->Buy some kites and head to the park with a picnic basket for a day of family fun. Enjoy the sail of the kites as the wind takes them high in the sky.
--->Take a nature walk along a trail at the state park. Remember to wear comfortable shoes and carry a bottle of water with you when hiking the trail. If allowed, Fido would love to come along. Do some bird watching along the way.
--->Visit your city or community pool for a splash of fun on a hot summer afternoon.

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