Weekly roundup: Summer fun, summer spending and South Jersey

by Kristina on July 19, 2013 · 3 comments

Happy Friday Dinks. It’s summer time and I am loving it. Even though I am a reformed spend-a-holic I still find myself spending more money during the summer than I do during the winter. Is this the same for you?

There are so many more fun activities to do in the summer such as summer vacations, backyard barbeques, pool parties, weekend road trips and of course evenings on patios drinking with friends. I love summer and sometimes a good time is just worth the cost.

What do you love about summer?

Enjoy these great posts from our personal finance friends around the web. Have a great weekend.

Debt Roundup – Would You Go For An All-or-Nothing Investment Strategy?

SaveUpMaking sure you budget and have fun too

Common Cents Wealth – How Much Do Fuel Efficient Cars Really Save You?

Budgets Are Sexy – How to Flip Stuff Like a Pro

Donna Freedman – Signs you’re in South Jersey

Frugal Rules – How to Deal When You’re Forced to be Frugal

Young Adult Money – Can Unlimited Plans be Affordable? The Search for Affordable Cell Phone Service

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1 Jake @ Common Cents Wealth July 19, 2013 at 8:02 am

Thanks for the link!! I definitely find myself spending more in the summer than winter. I just have a harder time staying at home and being frugal when it’s so nice outside. I guess I could do free things outside (and we do quite often), but I still end up spending more somewhere in the process.

2 John S @ Frugal Rules July 19, 2013 at 10:07 am

Other than BBQ’s I am no fan of summer as it’s just blasted hot. That said, my favorite thing about summer is that fall is coming up and time for college football. :)

3 Donna Freedman July 19, 2013 at 1:32 pm

I appreciate the link! And I just spent a ton of money on the two-week trip — by my standards, anyway. Others would have thought us incredibly frugal. Totally worth it, because my great-nephews got to spend time with my dad, see a bit of New York City and a lot of Philly, catch fireflies (which don’t exist here in Alaska) and to have their first trip to a shore in which they could swim (ditto).
Most summer fun is cheap or free: bike rides, kite flying, using $1 sidewalk chalk in the driveway, playing outdoors. But I still spend a little more on certain summer activities: the state fair, outdoor festivals, etc. And once in a while I still spring for the ice-cream truck — it’s summer!

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