10 cool ways to spend your summer job money


1. Start your summer off with a bang. Grab a few friends, pitch in some cash for fireworks and head to a pyrotechnic-friendly area. Spend a couple days celebrating your newfound freedom with a spectacular light show. Just make sure to research the safety rules behind the thrills first.
Estimated cost: $50

2. Drop some dollars on a movie reminiscent of your childhood. "Toy Story 3" and "The Karate Kid" come out this summer. "Toy Story 3" revolves around what happens to Woody, Buzz and the rest of the crew after Andy leaves for college. Similar to the 1984 film of the same name, "The Karate Kid" focuses on a boy who moves to a different town and learns martial arts to save himself from a bully. Soon he realizes that his new practice leads to a new way of life. Both movies premier in June.
Estimated cost: $7-15