Memorial Day is almost here and it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to spend your 3-day weekend. Now, there’s no denying that it’s nice to take a break from the daily grind every once in a while, but if you’re planning to splurge on Memorial Day activities, your wallet may need a break when it’s all over. To avoid using signature loans to fund your holidays, here are some smart and easy ways you can have enjoy the Memorial Day weekend without blowing your budget:
This time of year, there’s a good chance your city or town has some special events planned for Memorial Day. Check your city’s local events calendar and see what’s happening near you. There could be a street fair happening, a live concert to enjoy with friends and family or even a parade. All these events could add a whole lot of fun to your weekend at a very low cost.
If you live near the coast or other body of water, there is no better backdrop for kicking off the official start of summer. Everyone will be out and about, you don’t have to go to work on Monday and the weather is usually picture perfect. Pack a cooler, grab a towel, put on your shades and hit the water for the best Memorial Day ever.
If you’re looking for some fun that won’t cost a dime, look no further than the great outdoors. Weather permitting, a little outdoor fun is an ideal way to enjoy your time off. Start a garden, go for a walk, take the bike out for a spin or check out a nature trail and do some hiking. Also, there are some major benefits to spending some time outside:
If you do nothing else this 3-day weekend, make the commitment to get outside and enjoy yourself for a few hours.
Why not bring the good times home? Nothing says Memorial Day weekend like a backyard barbecue, so invite some family and friends over and ask everyone to bring something to the party (drinks, snacks, ping pong balls, etc.). If everybody chips in, you won’t have to spend much money and everybody is guaranteed to have a great time.
If you prefer to just relax this weekend, how about a nice, quiet staycation? After all, you worked hard for months, and now it’s your day to be a couch potato and watch endless hours of Netflix Originals. And hey, it’s better than spending all your money on stuff you don’t need.
So, whether you choose to go outside and have an adventure or stay in and fall asleep on the couch, at least you’ll be sticking to your budget this Memorial Day weekend. Enjoying yourself is a mindset, so if you’re not having fun, you’re doing something wrong!