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Do You Spend More in the Summer?

Your Two Cents: Are You a Summer Spender?

After tracking my spending after the long weekend, it's time to rein the budget back in. With cocktails, dinners out, and festivities all around it's easy to give into a few indulgences. Happy hour, pedicures, Summer dresses — Summer months can also mean Summer cravings and we may stretch our budgets to meet travel plans, weddings, parties, and our wardrobes.

Still, for some, Summers can be more low maintenance. For one, you may be saving on utilities if you're not relying on AC. Maybe you're working out outdoors, hiking and running and ditching your gym membership for the Summer months. It's always a balancing act, but sometimes, seasonal demands, or lack of demands, can really affect the way we spend. So, tell me, are you likely to spend more during the Summer months?

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amber512 amber512 7 years
I spend more throughout the rest of the year when I need more to entertain me. During the summer it is easy to just go outside and play for free!
skigurl skigurl 7 years
during the summer I keep busier but with less expensive activities so I tend not to shop as much or eat out, though I spend more on booze.
cguerra3 cguerra3 7 years
As a college student I don't pay rent in the summer. I'm not eating out as often and I still make money form my job 9 to 5 job on campus and a little extra because I teach Climbing classes which in truth basically doubles my salary.
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 7 years
I spend on summer vacations but I think I end up spending more around Xmas. All of the holiday festivities add the heating bills!
luna08 luna08 7 years
I was just thinking about this last week, I always spend more money in the summer! I'm a super frugal person, but summer seems to breakout the need for luxury and extravagance in me...thankfully, I realize that and plan my yearly budget around it!
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