July Reading Roundup
Now that summer’s here, it’s time to start enjoying barbecues, vacations, weekend getaways, and long nights in the backyard. Of course, most of that fun costs money, so if you’re feeling like your finances could use a lift, we’ve rounded up some great tips to help you do that.
Summer’s also prime real estate season, and if you’re in the market for a new home (or if you’re trying to sell your current one), we have some helpful reading for you as well. And we’ve thrown in some fun articles that you can read on your vacation or during your next work break!
Prepping Your Budget for Vacation Travel
Getting ready for some summer travel? Make sure your budget is in top shape before you go! If you plan on living it up on your vacation, check to see if you’re saving enough to make sure you won’t have to play budget catch-up when you get back from your trip. If you need help doing that, here are a few money lessons from financial influencers to give you some much-needed budget inspiration.
Before you hit the open road, you’ll also need to make sure your car is road-trip ready or risk paying costly repairs on the road. Check out this list of places to get free air for your tires to avoid a major setback to your summer travels.
Not planning a big vacation this year? Then check out this list of fun summer sports that’ll keep you busy and let you soak up some sun. You can find more free things to do this summer here.
Getting Ready for Summer Open Houses
The warmer, sunnier weather makes summer a perfect time to start hitting up open houses if you’re in the market for a new home. For those who are still weighing their home ownership options, here’s a list of pros and cons to consider when looking at buying a townhouse.
Have you already fallen in love with a house you saw? Knowing the ins and outs of home down payments can help you when applying for a loan and, ultimately, buy your dream home! You may also want to look into mortgage insurance options and homeowners insurance while you’re at it.
Not sure you’re ready to move yet? Click here for ways you can use loans to spruce up your home and check off some home improvement projects from your to-do list.
Summer Fun at Home
You don’t need to have an expensive, elaborate vacation planned to enjoy summer! If you can’t get out of work, you can make the most out of it by upgrading your home office with more comfortable, functional furniture and gadgets like a wi-fi booster that’ll increase your productivity.
Bored during your break? Here’s a list of money jokes that you don’t need to be an accountant to laugh at! If you’re a fan of reading, you can also learn how to make some side money doing what you love (reading!).
More from Around the Web
Looking for more ways to make the most out of your summer without breaking the bank? These are some of our favorite reads from around the web:
• How to find the perfect summer sunglasses for your face shape
• The most anticipated movies of summer 2021
• 10 DIY self-care products you can make for an ultimate day of pampering
• How to exercise in the summer heat
• Feel-good books to brighten your summer
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