Welcome to Tips for Saving Money on Summer Bills Pt. 2
Carpooling saves an average of $650 to $1,000 per year. If you’re not sure how to get started carpooling, there are several sites to help you connect with others. One is eRideShare. This site is useful because not only does it help you find carpoolers wanting to share rides to work, but also to the airport, hospital, and shops. The site also helps parents connect to carpool their kids to club meetings, school, and sport practices.
5. Plan a Staycation
The average cost for a couple on vacation, including lodging and meals, is $244 per day. Add kids in the mix, and costs go up even more. For a week-long vacation, the totals can exceed $1,700. Planning a staycation is a great way to save money this summer. You could take your kids swimming, go for a picnic, and spend lazy afternoons in your hammock. Not only would you save a chunk of change, but it would likely be far more relaxing than spending a week flying to and navigating through an unfamiliar city.
6. Plant a Garden
Starting a home vegetable garden is the best way to source healthy, pesticide-free food. You can easily grow organic food at home, and save significantly compared to what you’d pay at the grocery store. Estimates are for $50 spent on vegetables seeds will save an average family $1,250. If you can, dry, or sell your excess vegetables, you’ll save even more and net a profit.
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