Summer is past and we’re quickly entering into Autumn.   While cooler weather may mean increasing heating bills, there’s still plenty of ways you can save.   Here are some easy ones!  

Eat At Home & Make It Fun!  Eating out can add up quickly.   Take advantage of local fresh foods and fill your home with friends, family and the treats that are special to the season.  Take the family to local farmer markets and explore.  Cooking in season is a money saver since fruits and vegetables such as butternut squash, pumpkin, apples, potatoes and carrots are in season and cheap! Fire up the crock pot to make things easier!  Make soups and stews now that you can freeze and store for later in the winter

Take A Fall Trip.  As fall is an “off season” for many areas, you may find hotels, attractions and even airline fares far cheaper during this season.  

Create.   With all the foliage, there’s a great opportunity to create your own holiday decor.  Be it a wreath or colorful leaves pressed between glass, you can find a number of cost friendly ways to decorate and create.  Now is also a great time to get a head start on those crafty holiday gifts! Sites like Pinterest have tons of easy ideas to get you inspired.

Save on entertainment. Between Oktoberfest, Halloween, pumpkin patches and other fall festivities, there are many free options in the area to consider.  Check local papers and event sites for great ideas. 

Family Time.   Summer can be very busy for a family with travels, activities, classes, etc.   Use the autumn to reconnect, relax and enjoy time together.  Decorate for the seasons, bonfires, board games and crafts can provide great platforms to connect with your close family and friends.  Another great benefit…..there’s little or no cost involved!

Enjoy the Autumn by embracing all the opportunities it brings with it.  Being creative and frugal, you’ll be surprised by what you can come up with for the season.