Author: Lynn Ballou
Summer is here! Kids and grandkids are out of school, and that means there are tons of great opportunities to travel and have fun. But we don’t want to break the budget, and so this month’s “Lynn’s Top-Five” is about the fun and financially friendly things you can do this summer. The first recommendation is below, and there’s more when you click the link.
About this time of year families are often scrambling to keep kids occupied, while still having money in the bank to pay for the school supplies needed in just two short months. When the chlorine at the pool gets to be too much, or you are between camps, here are five frugal ideas of places just around the corner that won't cause you to reach for your financial inhaler.
1) The Library: We are so lucky to live in Contra Costa County where we have one of the best library organizations for families and children, with three great local branches. This summer's reading program is called Build Your Brain and it comes with the usual great ideas for reading and learning. And, of course, there are many opportunities for reading circles. But did you also know that your library has lots of free or discounted passes available online through the Discover and Go tab for you to use? Go to www.ccclib.org to learn all about the various activities, as well as branch hours. Bring a picnic and head to the park and playgrounds afterward for a fun day that's well within budget.
As always, if you have any questions about your finances or your investments, feel free to give any of us at EP Wealth Advisors a call.