Summer is just around the corner, the kids are almost done with school, and you’ve finally got some real vacation time. You don’t want the next few months to disintegrate into video games and trash TV. How can you use the time off to help your family financially?
Summer vacation is essentially an American innovation. Nowhere else in the world do kids have months on end free from school or any other responsibility. On one hand, it’s great to spend more time with them. On the other, how do you keep them entertained without breaking the bank?
Fortunately, there are a few ways to have the kind of summer break that builds memories without building debt. You can use these months to teach your children valuable lessons about financial responsibility, spend quality time together as a family, and save (or make!) a little money along the way. Try activities like these 4 for a fun, financially responsible summer!
1) Have a yard sale!
2) Fix up the house!
3) Plant a garden!
4) Plan a stay-cation!