5 Tips to Stay Cool in the Summer

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As we all know, summer is EXTREMELY hot, but I’ve found ways to make sure you stay cool during the summer while also not wasting that much money on air conditioning!

  1. Go to the pool/splash pad: Going to the pool/splash pad not only provides cold water for the scorching season, but it also entertains children, teens, and even adults! This is one of the best ways to get cool!
  2. Turn off your lights: The summer provides light until about 8 o clock at night. Therefore, you can turn off the lights to not only get cool, but to also save money on your light bill.
  3. Don’t use the stove as much: Summer is DEFINITELY not the time to be cooking on the stove, as it provides wayyyy too much heat!
  4. Use cotton: Wearing cotton clothing keeps you cool during those hot summer days.
  5. Wear light colors: What I mean by this is to wear colors like white and yellow, because dark colors are known to actually attract the heat!( I know this because I had a science project based on it.)
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5 Tips to Save Money

You probably spend money everyday on items from shoes, food, electronics, etc. Although this may be fun, we spend way more than we probably should. Here are 5 tips on how to save money!

  1. Determine a want from a need: Think to yourself, “Do I really need to buy those expensive clothes?” I understand if you feel that you need new items, just don’t go overboard with it.

2. Don’t eat out all the time: Not only can this badly affect your health, but may also cause you to spend more money on your food. Just buy a few groceries and whip out a cook book. This lets you save money and also know what exactly is going into your food.

3. Keep track of your spending: Make sure that once you buy your items, you’re checking to see the total of each week/month. This helps in showing you how much money you are spending during a period of time so that you will know if you need to cut back on your spending.

4. Write a shopping list: Writing a shopping list lets you know all the things you really need to buy from the store. Make sure that you are not adding any extra items while your at the store, to prevent you from buying things you really don’t need.

5. Do price comparisons: Check out several items at different stores to see which is cheaper. For example, if a pack of apples is $3.00 at Kroger, but $4.00 at Walmart, then you would likely buy from Kroger.