Consider these common expenses when creating your budget this month:
1.Father’s Day: Dads have a big job, and it means a lot to them when you say thanks—whether that thanks is in the form of power tools or a visit to his favorite restaurant.
2.Festivals: Most people live in or near towns that host festivals. Even better, these events celebrate everything from banana splits to disco to sawdust art. There’s something for everyone. Pick one that sounds enjoyable and have some festival fun!
3.Lawn care: You may want to hire someone to cut your grass or pull weeds this summer. Shop around and compare prices. You can also ask your neighbors if they have any teenage kids who are looking to make extra money. They’ll make some summer cash and you’ll save money. Win-win.
4.Farmers’ markets: Few things taste as delicious as locally grown fruits and vegetables from a farmer’s market. But before you chow down on that fresh produce, make sure you’ve made room for it in your food budget.
5.Vacations: Planning a vacation is fun, but you enjoy the getaway a lot more when you know it’s paid for! Create a plan for your trip that includes the costs of food, gas, hotels, attractions, and souvenirs.
6.Wedding gifts: June is a popular month for people to tie the knot. If someone invites you to their big ceremony, budget for a new outfit and the gravy boat from their bridal registry.
7.Fourth of July weekend: Independence Day is the first Monday in July. That means you’re in for a fun-filled long weekend! If you want to take a trip, host a cookout, or shoot off fireworks with the kids, save a little this month so you are ready for this early expense next month.