Give your budget a spring cleaning and save up for a fun-filled summer with your family! With so many places re-opening, travel restrictions lifting, and vacation season right around the corner, there is no better time than now to get your budgets in order and start saving money. Here are a few useful tips to help you spring into savings!

1) See a Financial Advisor

The best way to begin your money-saving process is to talk to an expert. Book an appointment with a financial advisor so you can properly evaluate your current budget and determine what changes can be made to maximize your savings. Dream Builder Financial Services is well-equip to assist you with all your financial and insurance needs. To schedule a free consultation, visit

2) Be on the Lookout for Coupons & Online Deals

While this one may seem obvious, so many people fail to take advantage of discounts and online deals. Be sure to regularly check local publications (like Shop Local Rhody!) and social media for promotions from your favorite small businesses. There are also a number of free browser extensions such as Honey, that can assist you in finding deals. These tools search the internet for coupons and apply codes automatically at checkout, offering a super quick-and-easy way to start saving today!

3) Stash Away $50 Every Week

If you can, make a point of setting aside $50 each week. By the time summer rolls around, you could end up with around $500 of extra cash! That’s enough for a small getaway with the kids or a romantic weekend trip with that special someone.

4.) Be a Smart Online Shopper….Don’t Overspend!

With the ease and convenience of online shopping often comes the temptation to buy anything and everything with just a click of a button. While browsing products online certainly makes our lives easier, it is essential to avoid overspending. Be cognizant of your online shopping habits and set a limit on your weekly online purchases.

5) Clean Up & Sell your Stuff

In the spirit of spring cleaning, give your home a deep clean and get rid of items you never use! Admit it, we all have that sweater (or five!) sitting in the back of our closet that hasn’t seen the light of day in years. Gain storage space and money by selling your old clothes and household items. There are tons of online platforms such as Facebook Marketplace, Poshmark, and Craigslist, filled with users who may be interested in purchasing your stuff.

Cassie Remillard

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