1. Save on back to school shopping
Tis the season for supplies. From protractors and crayons to dorm necessities and clothes, there are plenty of back to school sales to keep your wallet happy. Shop great deals online at sites like Coupons.com and Ebates. And don’t forget to take advantage of the Sales Tax Holiday on August 7-9.
2. Set up a college savings
If you’re a parent of little ones, back to school season is the perfect reminder to set up a college savings account, like a 529 plan. By accumulating savings now, it could help you avoid taking out other burdensome loans to finance your children’s education in the future.
3. Utilize the library
Not only can you borrow audio, digital or paper books, but most libraries nowadays carry movies, video games, magazines and more…for FREE. With apps like Overdrive, you can borrow ebooks straight to your tablets. Streaming is convenient and yeah, Redbox is only a dollar, but you can’t beat free!
4. Check off your summer bucket list
Fall will be here before you know it, and life will no longer cooperate with your earnest plans. Follow our 11 ways to save on summer travel and take that last minute road trip. Or, get as crazy as your budget will allow and plan a staycation.
5. Check in on Your Health
Take some time this month to check in on your health and evaluate the following questions: What has your family been eating? Have you been exercising regularly? Have you had your annual physical? It might be time to consider a Health Savings Account to save for unexpected medical expenses, tax-free. Your health is important for your financial future. Take care of yourself so you can take care of your family.