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You’ve been waiting all year for this month! The sun is out and you’re ready to kick back and relax. You thought that with the kids out of school things might slow down a little, right? Wrong! With the summer comes its own state of business and its own expenses too.

Here are some tips to help you save during the summer.

Use your reward points: A lot of major credit cards offer reward points that translate into free miles or hotel nights. Vacations are a great way to use these points. But if you don’t have any points saved up, start saving now. You could potentially have most of your vacation paid!

Lower your energy bill: Living in Florida during the summer is a walk in the park – that is, if every park has one hundred degree temperatures and the humidity of a sauna. With your air conditioner working double time, it may be wise to make some adjustments to reduce your energy bill. Replacing your air conditioner filter, increasing attic insulation, or simply keeping the blinds and curtains closed during the day can do just that.

Buy produce that’s in season: Produce can become very expensive when it’s not in season. Check out which local produce is in season and plan your meals accordingly. If you’re feeling adventurous, however, you could start a vegetable garden in the back yard. Not only will it help you cut back on the grocery bill, but if you get the kids involved, it could keep them busy during their time away from school!

How do you plan on saving during the summer?

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