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Cool Cash Savings For A Hot Summer

It’s inevitable, when the weather heats up so do our social lives. We want to get out more, doing things with our friends, being active and of course enjoying patio life!  Unfortunately doing more tends to mean spending more – but it doesn’t have to. Here are some fun frugal tips to have a hot summer and save some cool cash. 1)     A tropical get-away… in your backyard – You can sunbathe in your yard as easily as you can at a beach. You can also hook up your garden hose or sprinkler, buy some water balloons and invite over friends for a cook-out. All are cheaper alternatives than a full-blown vacation and can include just as many memories that you’ll keep forever. 2)     Look for package deals – Tons of businesses run summer promotions. Everything from theme parks to your local tanning beds offer discounts this time of year. Keep your options open and call around if you need to. It’s really ok to treat yourself to a good time – especially when you know you saved money on it! 3)     Free events are everywhere – it might be a free play, a free concert in the park or just

Stay-Cations: The Secret to Cutting Vacation Costs at Home

Summer is here and Canada is heating up from coast to coast. The kids are out of school and office/work life seems to generally move at a slower pace. The draw to get away from it all is high – but vacations can be pretty pricey. With a steady string of long weekends coming up through the summer, you can capitalize on your time away from work by staying close to home. Stay-cations – not just a buzzword anymore. By taking a vacation in your own city (or close by) you maximize your free time, cut costs dramatically and often get to try out activities you’ve been meaning to do. Less Stress Everyone hates traffic – and we all know that our highways, ferries and airports are slammed during long weekends and summer months. What if you could take a trip without expensive airfare, tolls or accommodation fees? Did I mention that you’re already at your destination? See, this stay-cation thing is getting better and better. Be Sure Treat it Like a Vacation This is your time off – sure you want to have a break, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. Plan activities you usually don’