After the crazy summer vacations and expensive back-to-school shopping, most people enter the fall season with long credit card bills and a deep frown on their foreheads. Before the peak holiday season arrives in winter, fall is the right time to cut down expenses and save bucks.
Here are 5 tips you can use now to save money in fall.
Autumn brings a variety of nutritious fruits and veggies from September to November. You can get squash, apples, sweet potatoes, and pears in abundance. Get them from the local farm or market at an affordable price. Make roasted veggies, fruit crumble, and pumpkin latte for the Thanksgiving dinner party because anything that is made with the season’s harvest tastes delicious. Plus, it’s quite cheap too.
Often, I make soup with the seasonal vegetables for dinner. It’s healthy, yummy, and nutritious. Plus, it can be made without any hassle. You don’t need a lot of ingredients. Just throw in random leftovers that you kept in the fridge. Your soup will be ready within a few minutes.
You can keep the soup in the refrigerator and have it later. You can also use it as a stock for making a gravy when you’re too busy with work.
Summer is over. Children are back to studies. Popular tourist destinations are not crowded. Hotels give you big discounts. So this is the best time to travel. You can explore a place at your own pace without breaking your budget. I experienced first hand when my mom and I took a cruise in October last year. The weather was tranquil and most of the travelers were over 50, which helped to create a calm ambiance. Here are a few destinations you can explore in fall.
Most consumers hit the store on the Black Friday and the Thanksgiving Day for shopping. But do you know that there are some other sale events during the autumn season? You have Small Business Saturday, Columbus Day, Halloween, and Veterans Day in the next 2-3 months. Mark the dates in your calendar and take advantage of the heavy discounts given on these days.
Give your overworked air conditioner a break in the fall season before turning on the heater. Believe it or not, it can help you save a significant amount on your gas bill in a month. Usually, it costs around $2 per hour to run your air conditioner. The weather is cool and the breezes are soothing during the fall season. So keep your air conditioner off and enjoy the crisp breezes during this time. If it’s still warm in your place, a fan is enough to keep you cool without consuming a lot of energy.
Wanna save $100 in autumn? Just cancel your gym membership for 3 months and save the entire amount. Fall is the best time to exercise outside. Get up early in the morning and go for a morning walk. Exercise outside while enjoying the pleasant weather. You would be too busy to visit a gym during the holiday season. So it’s better to give up your gym membership now. If you want to join a gym in 2019, then take advantage of the New Year’s sign up deals. Most gyms give lots of offers at the beginning of the year.
The fall season is undoubtedly American’s favorite season of the year. The cool breeze, colorful leaves, and the delicious pumpkin spice lattes make the season delightful. The festive events like Halloween and Thanksgiving Day make this season even more enjoyable. But good food, celebrations, and shopping make the season quite expensive too. Just be a little careful and use the aforementioned tips in the fall season. I’m sure you’ll save a lot of money before the holidays pick back in December.