MAKE SURE YOU HAVE MONEY IN THE BUDGET SPECIFICALLY FOR SUMMER.
- Set aside an amount monthly for your ‘summer’ budget, $10/wk or more. Watch the save bag grow.
- Eat one dinner a month in (or more) and use your “dinner bank” for your summer budget.
- Put aside any tax refund money for a fun summer outing.
INCLUDE SOME FINANCIALLY BENEFICIAL PACKAGES/COMBOS.
- Summer park passes and rec center memberships give bang for your buck instead of paying as you go.
- Sometimes there are ‘sales’ for your local rec center at certain times of the year.
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF PROGRAMS AVAILABLE.
- Look into PLAY program for Parks and Rec financial assistance.
- Get a Co State Park Pass and Backpack at the library.
DO YOUR RESEARCH, MAKE A CALENDAR.
- 5280 (and others) are a great resource for free festivals and events all around Denver.
- Do your research and make sure you mark your calendars so you don’t forget to participate in events (First Friday Art Walks, Farmers’ Markets, etc.).
MOUNTAINS CALLING YOUR NAME? TRY A HOME SWAP!
RENT YOUR GEAR
- Starting a new hobby in Denver can be expensive (even if the activity is free, the equipment is costly). REI will went you gear: Mountaineering Gear, Tents, Sleeping Bags/Pads, Camping Stoves, Backpacks, Paddling Gear.
- Or, buy used at Gear Exchange stores, Craigslist or Swap Meets.
GET OUT THERE AND HAVE SOME FUN!
Bio: Rachel Namoff is on the forefront of financial literacy. Her systems have transformed retirement planning for advisors, baby boomers and individuals. She is currently a managing member of Arapaho Asset Management.