Simplify Your Summer Spending
Insight Warmer days are finally here and data from Interac Association shows that Canadians spend more money during the summer months than at any other time of year, particularly around long weekends.
To make the most of the season (and your dollars) Interac offers five tips you can try without breaking a sweat.
Plan for summer fun
There are probably a number of things you’re looking forward to this summer, perhaps a music festival, road trip, or guests from out of town. Be sure to build these highlights into your budget so you can stay on track with your financial goals and enjoy the moment as well.
Remember your shopping list
Hosting picnics or backyard barbeques is a great way to enjoy summer weather with friends and family while staying on a budget. Plan your menu, make your grocery list, and, most importantly, stick to it.
Don’t let cash get between you and loved ones
Skip the hassles of withdrawing cash or writing a cheque and use Interac e-Transfer instead. Interac e-Transfer is the smart, secure way to send your own money directly to another person using online or mobile banking, and can be conducted anytime, anywhere. It’s a great way to pay back friends or family for group purchases, or to be reimbursed if you’re the one paying up front.
You don’t need to go far for an adventure
Canadians are lucky, the great outdoors is always pretty close by. Why not explore more of your own neighbourhood, city, or province? Activities like hiking and visiting local parks are low cost and lots of fun, and you don’t have to worry about exchange rates, foreign currency or lost
Heading out for a bike ride or a stroll down the street? With Interac now available on Apple Pay, you can add your debit card to your Apple Wallet and pack a little lighter. It’s the newest way to you can pay with your own money, helping you stick to your summer budget.