Happy Friday, and Happy October!
Leaves are a-changin’ and October 1st marked the unofficial kick-off to all things Autumn-themed. That means candy corn, lots o’ pumpkins and of course - seasonal spending.
If you’re finding it just a little bit easier to spend around this time of year, you’re definitely not alone. It’s the holiday warm-up period and stores know just the right ways to tap into your memories, nostalgia and even sense of smell. Holiday vendors bank on a certain level of consumer impulsiveness - and it can be tough to resist the extra temptations they put out on the shelves.
As the holiday season looms it becomes even more important to keep track of your spending and understand what’s happening in your bank accounts. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the new season while sticking to your budget! Below, we’ve compiled some great articles from the blogging world to give you some ideas:
Fall Finance Tip: Improve Yourself – Making Cents of Sense
Something about transitional weather can also inspire a transition in your life or lifestyle. An excellent article to help you take the change of seasons as an opportunity to revamp your own goals – and even improve upon them.
Do I need To Own This? – 2 Copper Coins
In addition to revamping your goals, the space you live in might need a bit of TLC as well. But instead of putting more into your place, a change in seasons can be an opportunity to clip down on your possessions.
How To Make Room For Redecorating In Your Budget – Get Rich Slowly
You may not be able to jazz up a room with everything you want right away, but budgeting can help you to reasonably move forward with your redecorating plans. Find out how via Get Rich Slowly!
Solid Furniture on a Skinny Budget – Save Outside The Box
Not only is upcycling a great way to find cheap furniture, but older furniture can often be of a quality that lasts long past the cheaper, more immediate options. Joel from Save Outside The Box highlights some excellent tips for finding dependable, yet affordable furniture.
4 Steps To Survive Your First Autumn After College - Working Self
Fall also marks the entry into the “real world” for college graduates. Saying good-bye to that last summer vacation can come as quite the shock – here are some practical tips to help you navigate the upcoming months!
Fall Buying Home Tips – Farnoosh TV
If you’re looking to buy a home, now could be an excellent time to scope out the housing market. Farnoosh gives some ideas to begin your search this fall.
10 Cheap DIY Halloween Decorating Ideas (Inside & Outdoor) - Moneycrashers
And of course if you’re looking to give your space a little festive boost, Halloween is just a few weeks away. Here are some great, budget-friendly ways to add some scare-factor to your decor.
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Are you swayed by seasonal spending? If so, what’s the most challenging time of year for your budget?
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