Summer Savings Part 2: Biggest Wastes of Summer Cash

Welcome to Part 2 of the Mogo Summer Savings Series. We’re here to help you beat the heat, get the most out of your summer vacation plans – and stay within a reasonable budget. Ready to get spending, saving and sunning? Here we go! ** Summer is one of the best times of the year. With a care-free attitude and longer days, it can be easy to spend more than you planned! It seems like there’s always another BBQ, concert or excuse to get out of your city and into another one. Without some planning, it’s easy to over-spend and blow your summer budget (and nobody wants that!). Here are some of the most unnecessary expenses that can eat up your budget – without giving you great returns. Eating out too often **This is definitely one of my biggest expenses! As soon as summer hits, I want to go to as many sunny patios as possible, but those tabs keep running themselves up higher and higher. To combat situations like this, plans your meals out in advance. Don’t want to spend a ton when you’re meeting friends? Opt for an early dinner at home, and have a social

Summer Savings Part 1: How To Get Outside & Save Big At The Same Time

Welcome to Part 1 of the Mogo Summer Savings Series. We’re here to help you beat the heat, get the most out of your summer vacation plans – and stay within a reasonable budget. Ready to get spending, saving and sunning? Here we go! You asked, and we delivered. Here is the first of four specialty summer tips to save money, Mogo maniacs. We know you want to save big while having fun – and this post has a few great daytime activities that will be fun, active and reasonably priced. Go Camping Our country is renowned for our great system of parks, trails and outdoor adventures. Nothing says ‘Canadian Summer’ more than camping. Check out your province’s parks website for lists of wilderness (free) or provincial (paid) camping. Bond with the family over s’mores, mosquito bites, and cooking over a fire. At a minimal site-rental fee, this is a great way to spend a summer weekend. Check listings for reservations and regional tips. Festivals Chances are, your town has a great annual summer festival. Whether you’re there for the drinks, the face paint, the sights (or all three!) there should be something for everybody. These events are

Get Ready For Our 4 Part Summer Savings Series

Welcome to Mogo’s official 4 Part Summer Savings Series (try saying that 5 times fast, without tripping over a few ‘S’s). We’re going to show you how to beat the heat – from the sun and from your creditors. These plans, tips and ideas will all be quick, easy and summer specific. Most of all, they’re going to be reasonable. We’re going to give you a quick summer boot camp of easy activities that will offer some fun, sensible tips that will honestly save you some cash. And who wouldn’t want to do that? Summer in Canada is a truly great time to hit the great outdoors to experience the best of what our country has to offer. It’s also a great time to cut some costs and do the best (free!) activities. Like any time of year, it’s a good time to start thinking more about your money and what you can do with it. Any excuse you can have to re-evaluate your financial situation and put a bit more care into it, is a great excuse. If you have any seasonal tips for the other Smart Spending Mogo readers out there,