In some areas of the country, the temperatures have yet to drop below 90 degrees but even in the warmest of places, summer is winding down. When the first cool breeze arrives, we all know that it’s time to celebrate the comforts of fall.
Your favorite coffee shops are bringing back everything pumpkin-spiced. There are Halloween decorations in stores and the leaves are changing color ever so subtly. I know we all want to jump right in and do all of our favorite fall things now, but we should also make sure our budget is where we want it so that we can enjoy all of our favorite parts of the season. Let’s start off by considering our favorite things about autumn.
Sweaters, Boots & Jackets, Oh My!
I look forward to pulling out my knee boots every year in late September or early October. Whether paired with jeans or a skirt, I feel like it raises my confidence and helps me to walk a little taller.
The new trend for women and men this fall is animal prints and not only leopard prints! Snake print and even cow prints have been all the rage this year. Florals and plaid are always on trend for fall, as well as clothing in the fall colors of red, rust, blue and brown. Men and women are wise to invest in comfortable sweaters, jackets and boots for the oncoming cooler weather.
College football or NFL football have started and serious fans are here for it. It’s time to pull out your yard signs, invest in new televisions and tailgating gear and get your tickets to the big game! If you’re hosting games at your house, you’ll be spending money on game time snacks and various meats for the grill. The fall season of the year means enjoying more quality time with friends and family.
If you’re not tailgating for the game, you’re likely planning a Halloween party. Some popular Halloween trends include crazy clowns, scary monsters, superheroes and characters from popular streaming shows. Prepare to spend some money on Halloween candy, decorations, costumes and overall fall gear for decorating your party space. You may be baking fun treats, buying new pumpkin-scented candles, creating your favorite spiced drinks or cooking soups for celebrating the comforts of fall.
Fall Travel & Playing Outside
The magnificent cooler weather means it’s time to play outside! You could be planning a leaf-peeping adventure to a beautiful little town in the northeast or even nearby. Perhaps you’re picking apples, raking leaves, mountain hiking, walking a corn maze labyrinth or taking hayrides at a pumpkin patch. This is the perfect time of year to travel to other cities to see how they celebrate the autumnal harvest season. Visit local farmer’s markets, spend time at festivals and enjoy some cider with your kids or favorite person.
Your Fall Budget
This may also be the time of the year that you start to wonder how you’ll afford to get through fall and into the holiday season. Back-to-school fees have racked up. As much as you’d like to enjoy the comforts of fall and beautiful fall colors, your budget is slowly moving into the red too. Don’t panic! There are many ways to get your budget where you want it. One way is to sell off things you own that are no longer useful.
As a matter of fact, did you know that you can even sell your wedding rings for extra money?
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