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Saving for Summer Fun

Are you looking forward to the summer? Maybe planning a vacation, but not sure how you'll afford it? Here are a few ways to help you save and earn extra money so you can enjoy some fun in the sun.

Automate Saving

Divert a portion of your salary into a savings account. If you have direct deposit, set up an automatic transfer to an Adventure Club account with First Florida so when your employer sends your check to your share draft account, a portion can go directly into the designated savings account.

Reduce Your Expenses

Put your cable on hold. Use the library to check out videos, video games, and books. Use grocery coupons and shop for food in bulk. Make your own lunches and dinners at home instead of eating at restaurants. Check out your area community centers for free or cheap entertainment and activities.

Make More Money

Have a garage sale. Include friends or neighbors and use the house with the best visibility and traffic. If a garage sale won't work in your area, sell your items online. Even broken electronics can be sold for parts. Are you good at making things? You can earn some extra money making jewelry, phone cases, sweaters, or any number of items, and selling them on online as well.

Pick-up Extra Hours

If you have skills such as a web designer, writer, or editor, check out freelance assignments through various online platforms. Some sites will also match job seekers with in-person jobs. You can also earn extra money by doing things like packing, cleaning, assembling furniture, dog walking, or helping someone figure out Excel.

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