Fall is here, the leaves are changing, holiday preparations are beginning and the weather is getting colder. As you enjoy the fall weather, it’s important to think about budgeting for the upcoming holiday season. Here are a few money-saving tips from Fidelity Bank:
Stock Up for Next Summer
Summer items go on sale in early fall. Shop for summer clothes, grills, lawnmowers and similar summer merchandise you’ll need next year. If you’re planning a wedding for next summer, fall is a great time to start stocking up on things you’ll need—even your wedding and bridesmaids dresses, as summer styles go on sale.
The best time to buy fruits and vegetables is when they’re in season. In the fall, get good deals on: apples, cranberries, oranges, tangerines, honeydew melons, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, mushrooms and spinach.
Turn Your Loose Coins into Serious Cash
Collect your loose change in a jar at the end of each day. When it’s full, bring it in to Fidelity Bank and use our FREE coin counter to see how much you’ve saved up!
Usually your electric bill will be lower during the fall, but take it a few steps further and turn your thermostat up/down so it doesn’t run as much. Enjoy the outside air and open a window.
Take advantage of the local festivals in your area that are usually free or inexpensive. Spend some time outside and go for a hike, have a picnic, or visit a pumpkin patch or apple orchard.