Fall into Savings with These 7 Tips

September 16, 2021 3 min read


The Money Bag Newsletter by Financial Footwork


Fall into Savings with These 7 Tips

Football, Fall-fashion, and spiced lattes are already upon us and are here to stay this fall/winter! With all of the festivities starting to pour into our holiday schedules- it may feel tempting to startmaking it rainon fan-favorite purchases + seasonal splurges. But don’t worry, that’s where we come in and get you covered. We’re here to remind you that you can balance out budgeting and spending while being financially conscious without being a Grinch this year— Or worse, completely wiping out your paycheck. Here are 7 money-saving activities & hacks to keep your budget on target this season instead of at Target all season. 🙂


Tip #1

Did someone say Pumpkin Spice? Hot Lattes, comfy clothes, and classes are back in session. Did you know seasonal beverages average around $5 a cup? Woah slow down there– we aren’t telling you to stop drinking coffee by any means, but we do suggest supporting a local coffee shop only 1-2 days out of the week tops and begin brewing at home. BOOM. Then begin to see the money pour into your home’s piggy bank. Now that’s what we call a $avings glow-up. 

Check out affordable brewing machines listed here atTarget andWalmart for quality coffee-makers at a great price. 


Tip #2

Fall wardrobe CHECK! Peacoats, scarves, boots, and gloves. It’s officially that time of the year when we all need to do a littlecheck-in with our closets to find out what wardrobe needs an update, or cold weather essentials that may be missing all around. Before you blow a check, make sure to be on the lookout for holiday sales so you can snag the latest fashion wardrobe finds at discounted prices online and in-store. 

Yes, fits can still be affordable without breaking the bank account. 

Some of our favorite online shopping options that are worth checking out are clothing articles items from Poshmark. Check out the latest fashion trends at a reasonable amount. 


Tip #3

Happy Hour is for the Holidays! With hospitality businesses starting to bloom once again, and familiar faces reuniting, there’s not a better place to bring your favorite folks together, and rekindle with friends. What better way to support local businesses and communities than by hitting the hometown's daily specials at happy hour? Save some serious money and support your local servers with gracious tips! It’s a win-winfor everybody!

Check out local restaurants/bars that are still offering happy hour right now!


Tip #4

FALL, FANS, AND FANTASY FOOTBALL! What's Fall without Football anyway? Some of our favorite activities to do this season is enjoying our team’s games with friends, finger-lickin’ foods, and enjoying a cold beer at the local sports bar! But truth be told, we could all spare more than a buck by having a Potluck Football Party. It’s definitely something worth trying out, and not to mention it can be very entertaining too. Everyone BYOB!! And let’s face the facts, one drink at the bar = a six-pack from the grocery store! Now that's a SAVE. 

Put your money where your mouth is by searching for your city's local breweries and distilleries.

 6 Reasons to Drink Local Beer

Tip #5

It's MOVIE NIGHT! That's right, the Theatres are filling up, and that means more buttery Popcorn and classic arcade games for all. Check out your local movie theatre's schedule and take advantage of discount day$, where the tickets are half price, and popcorn is on the dollar. 

Talk about saving someMula and still doing the things you love to do. 

Check out showtimes and money-saving days here!https://www.regmovies.com/


Tip #6

FARMERS MARKET AND THE PUMPKIN PATCH. Indulge in the good things while being frugal with your earnings and income. These events are typically low-cost or free, and it's a great way to enjoy the season with family and friends. 

Check out local activities in your area by checking out your city's website. Most sites display a calendar of events that shows what's happening each month.


Tip #7

Gift Giving. Let us be the first to tell you that the holidays are a few short weeks away. Fall is the perfect time of year to get a jump start on saving towards gifts by planning out gift-giving options now. Lastly, create a plan on ways to save for the next few months so that you’ll have no problem hitting your holiday gifting goals!

There you have it– we hope you utilize these 7 money-saving tips this Fall! 


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