Summer Fun on a Budget

IT'S FINALLY WARM OUTSIDE! And after a long, harsh winter, we all deserve to have some fun. Treating yourself to a good time this summer doesn't have to be expensive. There are lots of things that you can do on budget!

You can...

Start a garden

Gardening is an awesome way to enjoy the weather and have fun. Not to mention - it's doesn't cost much! Plus if you start a fruit or vegetable garden, you'll actually save money throughout the course of the year (you'll be producing your own produce)!  See how to start a vegetable garden here.

Use the outdoors as a gym

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Or as a child might say, "go outside and play!" Not only is this healthy for you, it's fun! You can go to a local park and run around, go to a beach and swim or even go on a bike ride! You'll get in shape, save money on that gym membership and have fun!

Have a picnic

A picnic is an awesome way to enjoy the outdoors. You'll get tons of sun and if you wanted, you can even make it a romantic "date" with that guy or girl you've secretly been crushing on. If you're not so into the romance, it can be a fun trip out with friends where EVERYONE brings a dish. You'll save money because you won't be eating out, PLUS it's nice to get a change of scenery every once and awhile.

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Go camping (even if it's in your backyard)

Bring some good books. Bring some tasty snacks. Heck, even bring a friend. Going camping if a great time to detox from the world and just relax! You can work on your scary-story-telling-skills and really freak out whoever you're camping with, too!

 

Wishing you a fun summer,

The Young & Free Michigan Team