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EASY WAYS TO CUT COSTS THIS SUMMER.

After a year of dormancy, many of us are looking forward to summer more than usual this year. While making plans is exciting, don’t let your budget take a hit. Here are some tips to heat up your summer while keeping your finances cool:


Install solar lighting.

There’s no better time to harness the power of the sun than during the sunny summer months! Consider installing solar lights outside to save on your electricity bill.

Use fans instead of your air conditioner whenever possible.

This will help you use less power while keeping air circulating.

Dry your laundry outside.

Forego the dryer during the summer months and let your clothes dry outside.

Grow a garden.

Plant a garden for fresh fruits and veggies that could last well into the fall and winter. (You’ll not only save money but also benefit from superior-tasting produce!)

Cut the cable.

Give your family another reason to go outside by eliminating your cable – your family probably won’t even miss it.

Bike to work.

Enjoy the nice weather and save money on gas while doing wonders for your wellness.

Freeze the gym.

Speaking of wellness, many fitness clubs and gyms will give you an option to “freeze” your account in summer months that you’d rather spend outdoors.

Close the curtains.

If sunlight is streaming in through the windows, it’s likely increasing the temperature of your home. Keep your blinds and curtains closed as much as possible to help keep the air cool.

Cook outside.

Stove and cooktop usage can also cause your home to heat up, which takes more energy to cool. Offset this problem by opting to grill your food outdoors instead, or make “cold” meals.

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