SoFi August Roundup

August Reading Roundup

Summer may be in full swing, but fall is just around the corner! If you’re looking to pay off some debt or maybe even do some home improvements before winter weather hits, a cash-out refinance may be an option. Looking to lower your student loan payments once the federal payment holiday ends? Refinancing your student loans may be one way to do that.

That said, check out our tips for making the most out of the rest of your summer!

Paying for Last-Minute Summer Vacations

Travel is a great way to build your confidence and relax. However, your vacation could end up costing you more this year. Consider looking out for these common vacation and car rental scams to avoid overpaying or falling victim to fraud. If you need to make lodging plans, these Airbnb alternatives may help you save money on a comfy vacation rental .

Before leaving, you may want to check your destination’s COVID-19 policies, especially if you’re planning an international trip . Need some ideas on where to go? Consider looking at this list of cheap summer destinations or these classic summer vacations !

Hitting the Road — or Not

For those traveling in an RV, doing some maintenance on your rig before leaving could help you avoid a costly repair while on the road. If you can’t get away before the fall, you can make the most of the rest of summer with a backyard barbecue or by planning out a day of free and fun activities with friends or family.

Keeping Control of Your Budget

Turns out that all the physical activity we tend to get in summer isn’t just good for our health. It can also be good for our wealth, according to researchers . But the record heat can mean sky-high bills for air conditioning , which can lead to less flexibility in your budget . One way to gain control back is to look into more ways to balance your saving and spending habits , such as limiting impulse buying .

More From Around the Web

Here are more summer reading recommendations for the money-minded:

•  Homeowners dash to refinance as mortgage rates dive, new data shows

•  7 tips for saving electricity this summer

•  Did you overspend this summer? Zero-sum budgeting could help you save more

•  9 tips for safer RV travel

•  9 car maintenance tips for a safe summer road trip

•  This party calculator tells you exactly how much food to make for your summer BBQ

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