Summer Break! Save The Bank!
SUMMER BREAK! SAVE THE BANK!
WORDS | JUSTIN FIGUEREDO, FINANCIAL ANALYST
With summer here and the school year over, it's time to start planning the celebrations! If you’re like most teens, your budget is probably limited. Here are some cost-effective ways to usher in the summer, and still celebrate without breaking the bank!
1. Get outside and enjoy nature for FREE! Many of the parks, including parks with lakes, are open to the public. Whether you're looking for hiking, fishing, biking, or any other outdoor activity, parks are a great way to enjoy the summer sun without paying a dime.
2. Find a dollar movie theater in your area! If that doesn’t exist, watch a matinee movie. Many theaters offer discounted prices for movie showings before 6 pm. Save even more money by eating before you go, then throwing a few treats in your purse.
3. You don’t have to be old to eat meals at restaurants that provide early bird specials. These typically apply either to specific plates or your entire bill as a percentage discount.
Whether you want be outside trekking in nature or inside eating your favorite food, the summer celebrations are well deserved and the ideas are limitless. Just do a little research before spending more money than you need to for the same product, service, or experience offered for free, or at least at a discount. Happy summer!