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Word on the web: June 2014



Ah, June. Home of the summer solstice, last days of school and the beginning of summer fun. It was also a great month for summer savings tips and budget planning. We scoured our favorite personal finance blogs looking for the best blog posts of June. Here’s what we found.




  1. 10 Simple all natural bug and mosquito repellents
    Maybe the worst part of summer is those relentless, blood-sucking bugs. But bug repellents can get expensive, especially if you’re constantly restocking. Plus, putting all those chemicals on your skin is more than a little disconcerting. Luckily, Wisebread has you covered. Check out these 10 natural bug and mosquito repellents for a budget-friendly and pest-free summer.
  2. Payment showdown: Race to a $0 balance
    Managing your credit card balances, interest and debt can get complicated and overwhelming. But by simply putting a little extra down each month, you can pay off your credit card balances at record speeds. Don’t believe us? Check out this infographic, The Race to a $0 Balance, from to see how it works.
  3. 5 Surefire ways to cut down on traveling expenses on your next vacation
    Your summer vacation should be relaxing, fun and in budget (we know… easier said than done). Modest Money accepts your challenge and provides a few tips to help you get there. Check out these 5 ways to cut down the costs of your summer travel plans, and get ready for a fun-filled vacation.

What were your favorite blog posts from June?

About Kelsey Havens

Kelsey Havens is a writer, financial health enthusiast, consumer protection advocate and Content Manager at myFICO. Connect with her on Google Plus: +KelseyHavens

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