There is no shortage of fun and exciting activities in summer, but if you aren’t properly budgeting, you could be missing out. From festivals to road trips, picnics to pool parties, your summer plans can have a huge impact on your wallet. We want to share some helpful spending tips with you, so you can get the most out of your wallet this season.
There are probably a number of things you’re looking forward to this summer, perhaps a music festival, road trip or guests from out of town. Be sure to build these highlights into your budget so you can stay on track with your fi nancial goals and enjoy the moment as well.
Skip the hassles of withdrawing cash or writing a cheque and use Interac e-Transfer instead. Interac e-Transfer is the smart, secure way to send your own money directly to another person using online or mobile banking, and can be conducted anytime, anywhere. It’s a great way to pay back friends or family for group purchases, or to be reimbursed if you’re the one paying upfront.
Hosting picnics or backyard barbeques are a great way to enjoy summer weather with friends and family while staying on a budget. Planyour menu, make your grocery list and most importantly,stick to it.
Canadians are lucky, the great outdoors is always pretty close by. Why not explore more of your own neighbourhood, city, or province? Activities like hiking and visiting local parks are low cost, lots of fun, and you don’t have to worry about exchange rates, foreign currency or lost luggage.
Heading out for a bike ride or a stroll down the street? With Interac now available on Apple Pay, you can add your debit card to your Apple Wallet and pack a little lighter. It’s the newest way to you can pay with your own money, helping you stick to your summer budget.
Be on the lookout for summer markets and roadside stands. These merchants offer you fresh food that may not be available at big store at low prices. Don’t forget, choosing to use Debit helps support local business by keeping transaction costs low.