I’m so excited to be a Scholarshare Ambassador for 2015 and I’ll be sharing sponsored posts throughout the year filled with college savings and planning information. Today I’m sharing some easy summer money saving ideas so that you have more money to save for your child’s education.
Summer is the perfect time to save up some money before the school year starts again. There are so many ways to save some extra money and today we are sharing some of our favorites!
1. Always put experiences above things. An afternoon spent in the pool, and together as a family is worth more than any expensive activity. Plan some fun things to do at home.
The Little One loves to use inexpensive chalk to draw expansive new “worlds” on our driveway. The total investment is mere dollars for hours (if not days) of fun!
2. Pick your own fruit and veggies at a “you pick” farm. The savings are normally pretty big and it’s a fun thing to do in the summer! If you have a really green thumb you can even grow your own to save even more money!
3. Let nature be your playground. When Ashley is getting in an extra workout she just goes outside and uses what she sees. The Little One loves to collect sticks and build things too. We don’t have to go anywhere or pay anything for this kind of fun and they love it!
4. Take day trips to save on travel. You all know we love to travel and show the girls the world. But we are able to save money by limiting our travels during the busy family travel season known as summer time! We prefer to travel during the off season which saves not only money, but also our sanity. Instead we take a lot of day trips. The county fair, the beach, up to the mountains for the day… so many places to go!
A great way to use the money you saved this summer, is by adding it to a college savings account for your child or children.
Just $25 a month can make a huge impact on the future. It all adds up and if you save each summer and deposit the money in their ScholarShare accounts, you can make a big jump in their saving each year. We have learned a lot about ScholarShare accounts and feel they make a great partner in savings for college.