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Summer Spending & Saving Tips!

Summer's here and school's out, so we are sharing some tips that will help you stay creative and financially responsible while leaving room for self-investment or DIY projects!

1. Revisit financial goals for the year.

What goals have you met so far?

What goals have you yet to meet?

Are you on track? If not, why?

Do any of your goals need revising?

2. Continue budgeting and meal planning.

For those who have kids, budgets and meal planning are most utilized during the school year. However, whether you have kids or not, budgeting and meal planning are helpful year-round!

3. Look into investments, build a financial portfolio, check the status of your 401k, retirement savings, etc.

Recommended Books

Investing 101 by Michele Cagan

Your Bible, Your Money by Michael Pittman

The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom by Suze Orman

Recommended Podcasts

The Investing for Beginners Podcast by Andrew Sather and Dave Ahern

Women and Money Podcast by Suze Orman

DIY Money Podcast by Quint Tatro and Daniel Czulno

4. Invest in yourself!

  • Start home improvement projects

  • Buy new home workout equipment (i.e. dumbbells, cardio machine, yoga mat, jump rope, resistance bands, medicine ball)

  • Build your library by purchasing self-help books such as:

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

Daring Greatly by Brené Brown

  • Plan for your next vacation (local or abroad)

  • Start a travel/adventure fund


Click HERE to share tips that have helped you manage your money and stay creative over the summer!

Click HERE listen to Episode 2: "Every Dollar Counts" on our podcast! In this episode, we discuss how we've managed money over the years, tips and hacks, meal planning, and more!

Click HERE for meals you can add to your list while meal planning!

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