Queen of Free: Don't let summer fry your budget

Summertime can leave you feeling hot and sweaty, both because of the rising temps and the number of seasonal expenses that stretch your budget. Do not get bent of shape when it comes to family fun this summer.

Take advantage of free events, plan to save and revisit your favorite summer pastimes (which often are very affordable). Have a summer rich in fun, without sweating the bottom line.

Free summer events

Summertime is ripe with events that are free for kids and adults alike. From summer reading programs to discounted movies, workshops, festivals and more, there is no better time of the year to save money on entertainment. Some of my royal favorites include:

Public library: Go immediately to your favorite public library’s website. My guess is there are a number of a great classes, workshops and movie nights planned already.

Don’t forget to sign up for summer reading too. Log your hours of reading in the sunshine, and you could win great prizes. The fun’s not just for the kids, either. Many libraries offer summer reading programs for adults, too. Build your summer calendar around what your nearest branch has to offer.


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