3 Tips to Help You Save This Fall

September 29, 2017

The expenses of fall are often more than anticipated. It’s not only school supplies and clothes for the kids, but fall festivals, football games and holidays. Your pocketbook can really take a hit this season.

Here are three things you can do to reduce your expenses and put some money away for a rainy day. Start 2018 in a position of financial strength when you talk to an Encino tax advisor about your finances.

1. Have a stay-home weekend.

There is so much to do in the fall, but you can easily drop a bundle just having fun on the weekend. Look for free activities or just stay home to save money. Spend some quality time with family and friends playing games or just binging on Netflix. Use up the food in your kitchen instead of going out to eat.

2. Start planning your Christmas budget now.

Overspending at the holidays is a big problem for many Americans. Start planning now for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and the New Year. Look for bargains on holiday decorations at thrift stores before demand increases. Have a costume swap with your neighbors instead of buying Halloween costumes. Plan now how to keep from running up a credit card bill for the holidays.  

3. Break up with your coffee shop and favorite restaurants.

If you stop at your local coffee shop every morning for a chic drink, you can easily spend $80 or more each month. Buy your own coffee, milk and favorite flavored syrup. Plan meals for the week and find ways to make food prep easier on busy nights. Cook in the crock-pot for easy meals that are ready when you get home. You’ll save money, eat healthier and make it more special when you do go for some occasion.

See Your Tax Pro

Saving money doesn’t have to limit your fun this fall. You might also want to talk to a Los Angeles tax specialist who can help you maximize your tax refund next year. Contact our tax expert agency to learn more about what you can do.