15 Ways To Save Money In The Summer Story

“Summertime and the livin’s easy.” George Gershwin (Porgy and Bess), sung by Ella Fitzgerald Summer is here!

Don’t miss a good opportunity to save money this season while spending time with your family. I spend a lot of time in Litchfield County and the Berkshires, essentially our local environs in the summer and year-round. However, our recommendations came be found in many parts of the country.

It is always a good time to eat healthier with better choices at your local grocery. Better yet, go to the nearest farmers’ market. Fruits and vegetables are even more plentiful in the  warmer months. Go to a farmers’ markets near you.

#1 Eat more fruit and vegetables

#2 Have A Picnic

Find  parks, waterfalls, hills and mountains. Bring a blanket, some wine, cheese and other delights. Find a picnic table. Enjoy the outdoor weather, scenery, and birds chirping. Go with your family and friends.

#3 Garage/Yard Sales

Declutter your home and organize a sale with your family. Consider combining with homes in your neighborhood. I recommend having these events, starting on Friday, rather than Saturday and Sunday, typically the more crowded days.

There are many cheap and free music festivals, film festivals, country fairs, theater, and wine tastings across the country. Two sources to find summer events in your area are Cheapism and Debt.com.

#4 Outdoor (and Indoor) Entertainment

If you are off from school this summer, whether a student and teacher, you may apply to be a driver. Demand may be less in your area so strategize by waiting in a queue at the airports or busy areas.

#5 Become An Uber or Lyft Driver

The benefits of a staycation is to be a tourist in your own backyard, returning to your own bed at night, and not having to pack and unpack. It can be cheaper but requires planning so your family doesn’t just laze around.

#6 Staycation or Vacation or Both

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