Let’s Go for A Debt Free Summer Break This Time

Complete Student Loans, Summer, Student, College, UniversityDid 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:Complete Student Loans, Summer, Student, College, University

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.

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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.

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There are so many breath-taking road trips for friends in Utah. Not only you can split gas but it’s also fun. Don’t forget pack lunch or snacks for a nice picnic.

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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.Complete Student Loans, Summer, Student, College, University

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.

—Tinu Silva

Originally published on Complete Student Loans by UHEAA blog.

[Related: 7 Things You’ll Go Through if You Don’t Know What You’re Doing with Your Money]

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