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A Thrifty and Thriving Summer 2024

Longer days, cold treats, and graduations aplenty - it can only mean that summer is near! If you’re ready to kick off Summer 2024 without breaking the bank, Rock Valley Credit Union (RVCU) has got you covered with or our best thrifty and thriving summer tips so you can live your best summer yet.

Embrace the Staycation Life
Who says you need to jet off to an exotic location to have a blast? Turn the (815) into a playground of adventure! Explore local parks (they don’t call Rockford the Forest City for nothing), hit up free community events (we love to follow Stateline Kids for this!), or have a BBQ or picnic at with your favorite people at home.

Who doesn’t love discounts?
From dining discounts to cheap movie tickets, there are tons of apps and websites offering killer deals for budgets of all sizes. Whether it's snagging buy-one-get one free lunch specials or finding coupons for your favorite activities, a little bit of research can go a long way in stretching your dollars.

Budget-Friendly Travel
If you're itching to get out of town, consider budget-friendly travel options like camping, or day vacations.
Illinois is home to 54 beaches for you to explore. Be sure to bring your coolers with your favorite snacks to save on the cost of eating out.

Focus on Experiences, Not Things:
We’ve all experienced FOMO at some point – we are human after all. Don’t let your friends social media posts give you the summer blues. Instead of splurging on material possessions, invest in experiences that create lasting memories. Whether it's attending a music festival, taking a free gardening class, or going on a road trip with friends, prioritize experiences that enrich your life and feed your soul.

Summers are better with RVCU
With a little creativity and smart planning, you can make this summer one for the books without burning through your savings. If you need help planning for future summer getaways – we’ve got you! Plan now with one of RVCU’s Certified Financial  Coaches to help you save for next summer fun. Take that first step and meet with an expert on our team for all the epic summers to come. Cheers to sun-soaked days, budget-friendly adventures, and making memories that'll last a lifetime!