Did you know that 7 out of 10 college students are worried about their finances? If you’re a college student you know how it feels, right? Now that it’s summer, most of you are ready to start summer jobs, summer internships, or summer classes. Don’t forget to take a short break and relax and recharge this summer. Summer vacations don’t have to be lavish, as long as they l help you refresh your mind and enjoy the moment.
Here are few ways you can have a debt free summer break:
There are probably a ton of summer markets, festivals, outdoor-shows, and other activities in your local community. Look around, find a way to take advantage of where you live. If you’re in Utah Visit Salt Lake City is a great place for you to find out about local events. Taking summer classes? You can still enjoy where you live. Take a walk, hike, bike ride, run, swim, or just sit outside and enjoy nature.
Rent lodging is a very popular and cost effective way travelers enjoy their vacations. This is also a great way travelers can save money and support local communities. It’s common for travelers to support local businesses while saving money, so why not give it a try.
It’s easy to get a little carried away and misuse credit cards, especially on vacation. Reality usually doesn’t hit till you get home or till you get that call from your parents. Remember, vacation is not unicorn island, you still have to pay your bills.
Outdoor cooking can be really fun. You get to enjoy the weather, have some food, and most of all, you get to relax.
It is amazing what you find when you start thinking of budget conscious ways to enjoy summer. Low-key vacation will help you avoid unnecessary debt. After you graduate and after you get a well-paying job, you can spend a little more on vacations, but for now it’s okay to wait and manage your money because not every college student has a stable full-time job.
Originally published on Complete Student Loans by UHEAA blog.