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5 Tips for Summertime Saving

Wed, May 24, 2017 at 3:27PM

5 Tips for Summertime Saving

In today’s blog, we will be exploring some of the simplest ways to get ahead financially in the months to come. Read on to learn more.

Save on school lunches

If you’re used to paying for your child’s school lunches, the summertime might offer a welcome break from that expense. When your child eats at home, they can typically do so for less—after all, ingredients like sandwich bread, deli meats, pastas, and other staples go a long way!

Instead of pocketing that extra cash, why not put continue putting it away toward a school lunch “savings” account? While putting away a few dollars here or there might not seem like much, it can add up and help make paying for future lunches or other school expenses that much easier come the fall. It’s an easy way to save, too, since you’re likely already in the habit of spending a couple dollars a day on lunch.

Consider your cooling

In Florida, you probably use your home air conditioning more than ever. But did you know that you can use it smarter, too? The one-time expense of a programmable thermostat can help you enjoy cool, comfy air when you want it—but when you’re at work or running errands, you can program that thermostat to turn off and save you lots in cooling costs in the heat of summer and beyond.

Enjoy group activities

Whether you’re running errands or shuffling kids to days at the pool or park, consider a carpool! Sharing travel time and gas costs with friends, family, or neighbors can eliminate a summertime jump in transportation costs.

Test out your green thumb

Looking for ways to beautify your space, save some cash, and enjoy delicious food at the same time? Start an herb or vegetable garden in your backyard! You don’t have to pay a lot to eat fresh, tasty foods this summer, and the sunny skies of Florida are the perfect backdrop to all of your gardening adventures.

Put your water to use

During the hot summer months, you don’t want to use more water than you have to. Save some money and water, too, by keeping a bucket or watering can at the bottom of your shower. As you wait for the water to warm up, the cold water will go into the bucket. You can then take it out and use it for a variety of things: watering your lawn, filling up toy water guns, and much more! Doing so helps you use water than would’ve otherwise gone down the drain.

We hope that today’s blog helps you save while savoring the summertime! At Check on Hold, we’re here and happy to help you on your savings journey, with plenty of locations throughout Volusia County to serve you best.

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