Offers Ideas for Saving Money while Keeping Kids Entertained during Summer

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The latest post offers readers strategies for saving money while keeping the kids entertained during the summer break at

Schools out for the summer and while kids have been looking forward to these lazy days of summer, parents often face these unstructured days with some trepidation. Figuring out how to keep the kids entertained—and out of trouble, can be a daunting task, especially when money is tight.

The economic climate has made this task even more difficult than it has been in the past. Many families are being creative in their efforts by skipping their theme park vacation and instead taking the kiddos camping at a national park. Other families are skipping the cost of travel by opting for a stay-cation where they explore their local cities as a tourist would—often discovering some fun haunts they hadn’t known about., a personal finance blog, recognizes that many families are struggling with how to stay within their budget and still enjoy the summer with their kids. The question of how to keep kids entertained without breaking the bank was discussed on a recent post entitled The Most Affordable Kid Toys (That Aren’t Really Toys.)

Linsey Knerl, author of The Most Affordable Kid Toys (That Aren’t Really Toys) post, offers parents some creative alternatives to the expensive, mind-numbing gaming system.

“Studies and practical life experience have taught me that ‘open ended’ toys are truly where it’s at,” explains Knerl.

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