Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Summertime, When The Livin' Is Pricey

Summer is on its way, and so are costly summer activities. As MP Dunleavey of MSN Money points out, although summer seems harmless with its lazy afternoons and warm weather, costly summer activities can cause serious financial troubles for many American taxpayers. Check out a few of Dunleavey’s tips for summer budgeting below.

The catalogs are coming

I know. You want to believe that summer doesn't pose any financial risks. You want to sit on your patio and drink a cold one and pretend you're not going to read the Boden and Brookstone catalogs.

Well, take those rose-tinted sunglasses off and look at the dangers:

  • Wedding season.
  • Graduation season.
  • Long weekends where you go somewhere or guests come to you -- either way, it's expensive.
  • Home improvement season (my husband is painting as I type).

Continue reading at MSN Money…

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