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Save cash on family fun this summer

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Your family budget can get blown quickly by bored kids, but a little planning can help. 

One good idea is to have a rotating schedule during the summer to keep kids busy.

Maybe Monday is have a friend over day; Tuesday Library day; Wednesday is pool day; and so on. 

Write it all out on a calendar so your kids know what's coming. They can also help you plan your spending on those activities.

And if you have a favorite spot to take the kids to, like the neighborhood pool or one of those indoor gym places, ask about getting a season pass.

You may find you can get a season pass for not much more than the cost of one day's admission for all of you. 

One place where the money adds up fast is food. Whether it's at a theme park or the pool, even a museum, check before you go, because many of those places let you bring food in.

And don't forget to check deal sites like Groupon for discounts on fun.

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