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Financial Education 101


Now that summer has come to an end, and you may be feeling some financial strain after back-to-school shopping, Tendto has a few ideas for how you can save money this fall.

Halloween costumes

Gather other families that have children around the same age as yours and trade costumes. You can easily save $20 or more per child by borrowing a costume your neighbor’s child wore last year. Or how about altering last year’s Tinker Bell into this year’s ballerina?

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 bridesmaid dresses, as summer styles go on sale.

Grocery shopping

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 Tendto and see how much you’ve saved up!

Electric bill

Usually your electric bill will be lower during 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.

Recreational activities

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.

Sources: www.thewisewallet.com www.forbes.com 


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