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5 Ways to Spend Less This Summer – Easy Ways to Save Money

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Looking for a relaxing afternoon or a romantic date idea? Don’t break the bank – head to the nearest park for a picnic!

Summer doesn’t have to be a season of spending!  With the warmer weather and longer days, we are given a chance to discover the fun and free possibilities all around us. Here at Iowa State Bank, we encourage you to find fun and free activities to do with your family and friends. We value you and your money and understand the importance of saving wherever possible. Here we offer you five fun and free activities to do this summer.


Pack up some food from your fridge and cabinet and stroll to the nearest park. This is the perfect opportunity to fill a weekend afternoon and enjoy the weather. Take along a ball, Frisbee, or yard game and spend some time in the sun. Don’t forget the sunscreen!

Make Your Own Movie Theater

Summer thunderstorms are the perfect opportunity to gather your family and friends in the basement for a movie marathon. Pop some popcorn, grab a blanket, and prepare for a show in a theater near you!

Run, Bike, Hike

Trails are open and blooming with beauty. Take a chance to get outdoors in the heat and sweat out this week’s stress. Get the endorphins pumping through your body and enjoy a guilt-free activity.

Visit the Library

There is no better way to spend an afternoon than surrounded by books filled with characters you have yet to meet. Wherever your interests lie, you are sure to find something to engage your mind. Whether it is a best seller or class novel, explore the world of reading and rediscover relaxation.

Have a Garage Sale

De-clutter your house and life by getting rid of all unnecessary items. You don’t realize how much stuff you have until it is all exposed at once. Go through your closet, junk drawers, and toy room to gather everything that is no longer of use to you. Price it, put it out, and profit.

You may be preparing to pay for college tuition, a house, car, clothes for your children, or a family vacation. With all of life’s expenses, finding small ways to save money can make a big difference. Iowa State Bank wants you to have the most fun and relaxing summer yet!

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