Smarter Summer Finances
Summer in Northern Ireland may not always bring sunshine, but it does signal the start of longer days and warmer weather. It’s the feel-good season, and with lockdowns easing, there is a real pent-up demand to get out there and enjoy the summer months. These opportunities and trying to entertain the kids, however, carry price tags of their own. Data in the UK* reference shows people tend to spend more in summer than they do in the winter – an extra £154 each month on average. That’s quite the jump, and one that will likely be much more pronounced in 2021 as we emerge from lockdown. But don’t panic: there are ways and means to keep the cost of a great summer firmly under control.