Summer Money Saving Tips

It's easy to spend money in the summer doing fun outdoor activities so we wanted to give you some tips to help you save!

Summer Money Saving Tips

 

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When summer comes, it’s hard to resist the urge to want to be doing activities all the time. Living in CT we need to take advantage of the summer while we can because it comes and goes in the blink of an eye. One day you’re in shorts and the next you’re in your winter parka. That’s New England for you.

Contrary to belief, this blog is not about New England’s awful weather but instead about how you can better save your money during the summer. There are some obvious money-conserving strategies that probably have occurred to you already like spending your vacation camping in a beautiful state park instead of visiting an expensive city and staying in a pricey hotel, making those summer cocktails yourself and not going to an expensive restaurant for them, spending the day by a pool instead of driving to the beach or an amusement park, etc.

These are just everyday choices you can make to save a few bucks at the end of the day but there’s also four larger-scale money saving strategies you can try everyday that will surely save you money as well. Here’s the list!

  1. Turn off the air conditioning.

    • I know you’re thinking we’re crazy for suggesting but just hang on a sec! This doesn’t mean you have to suffer through sweltering heat, but you should be aware of the weather so that you can maximize efficiency and save money by using the AC only when needed. For example, if it is going to be a cool night, turn off the air before heading to bed and open a few windows.

  2. Let your laundry dry outside

    • If you have the ability to hang up laundry outside, let the sun and warm summer breeze do the drying for you. You'll be amazed at how fresh your clothes smell once they've baked in the sun for awhile.

  3. Take advantage of extended evenings.

    • Instead of retiring to the couch to stream a show, use the extended daylight hours to enjoy the great outdoors. You'll save a bit of money on electricity by not running the electronics and indoor lights, and get some exercise, too.

  4. Replace your AC filters.

    • This can be easy to overlook, but a dirty filter can increase your cooling costs. Dirty filters restrict the airflow and the efficiency of the air conditioner, which translates into more run time and higher cooling costs.

See! Super simple tricks that will definitely save you money on those monthly bills that you can keep in your pocket or put towards something else!

Creating a plan for saving or even managing to stick to a budget can be a daunting task but at Bongiovanni Insurance & Financial, we can help you! Maybe not with your summer goals, but your long term financial planning, certainly! We’d be more than happy to help you plan for a better future. Call us anytime during our office hours at 203-237-7900 and we will gladly help you with your financial and insurance needs!

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