As you watch the days get longer, the sun start to shine and the temperature begin to increase, it is inevitable that you will want to leave the house on a mission to do something more fun. Before grabbing your diary and pencilling in 101 summer activities, it is important to consider how you will organise your finances to make the most out of this beautiful season.
By carefully managing your personal budgets, you will be able to enjoy a whole range of things to do — without having to miss out on anything. Controlling your finances throughout the summer will also allow you to prepare for any unexpected emergencies, such as a large unwanted bill for your car after it’s been in for its service.
Control your spending over the summer by following a few of our tips below:
Plan your summer holiday closer to home
If you’re someone that needs time away from the day-to-day life at home to really feel relaxed, why not consider a break away in the New Forest, Cornwall or the Peak District? Summer holidays don’t always mean flying off to an exotic country — trust us when we say that you and your family will make just as many memories in a stunning location within the UK. By eliminating the cost of plane tickets, you’ll already be saving cash!
Get involved with some local free activities
With so much beautiful scenery to be witnessed in the UK, take advantage of the countryside and get involved with some free activities such as a long hike or bike ride. Don’t forget to check your local Facebook page for any events that might be happening in your area — summer often brings festivals, carnivals and the opportunity to watch some fantastic live entertainment. The best part is, they’re generally free to attend!
Set money aside for unplanned activities
If you wake up at the weekend and discover that the sun is shining, it could make you want to change your mind on what you already had planned. Luckily for you, you have budgeted for the days where you and your family have no plans, meaning that there is a theme park close by that has your name on it!
By planning your finances in advance, you’ll be able to make the most of the summer season without any added stress.