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When you think of the summertime, you think of summer vacation and weekend getaways to new destinations. Although summer fun is ideal for your social life, it may not be so ideal for your wallet. Iowa State Bank is bringing you ways to curb summer spending in today’s blog.

Set a budget-

Setting a budget any time of the year is a good idea, but the summer months bring more temptation to splurge. Whether it’s a random road trip with friends or a nice dinner, be sure to stick to a budget so you don’t end up not having enough money to pay bills or the mortgage. A budget is a positive financial decision because you will save enough money to do a few of the summertime trips you want to take without breaking the bank.

Look for discounts-

You’d be surprised at the amount of discounts on amusement park tickets or pool passes you can find on the internet. With a little digging, you can find discounts or even free events to attend with the children to keep the entertained on a budget. If you plan to have a cookout at home, subscribe to emails from the local grocer for good discounts on common grilling foods. A good eye for a discount or coupon will stretch your dollar a bit further during the summer months.

Find Free Events-

Whether you want a night on the town or a fun event for the children during the day, the area offers many free events to participate in. Whether it’s a free concert or story time at the library, be sure to look for events sponsored by the community because they are typically free to the public.

Iowa State Bank hopes you enjoy the summer months. Be sure to contact us about starting a savings account today.