Summer may be a time for parties and celebrations, but it’s also a time when expenses can rise as quickly as the temperature. Budgets may be strained if the kids are enrolled in summer camp or summer sports leagues. Family vacations can come with a hefty price tag, too.
Before spending big bucks on a summer party, consider these budget-friendly tips:
Summer is hard to beat. We love the season for its barbecues, baseball, beach days and water sports, and also for its celebrations of family milestones including graduations and weddings. Some of us will get down to earth and create a vegetable garden. Others will take to the trails for hiking or biking. Still others will slap on some sunscreen, plop down in a backyard lounge chair, and enjoy an instant vacation.
Ah, summer. Backyard barbeques, baseball games and pool parties are beckoning, but that does not mean it is time to forget about your green living commitments. Regardless of how busy your schedule is shaping up for the hottest time of the year, there are some easy, money-saving green tips for summer you can take to reduce your carbon footprint and set an Earth-friendly example for your family.