Temptations: How to Have Fun While Saving this Winter

As the temperature cools down, the temptation to spend heats up. Between family visits and nights out with friends, winter can be fraught with expenses. Saving money and enjoying the snow can be synonymous. Take advantage of the following savings tips to inexpensively enjoy your holiday season:

Temptation 1. – What am I going to wear?

Rather than purchase a new winter wardrobe, host a clothing swap with your friends, family, and neighbors. Everyone can get “new to them” accessories and clothing without having to spend a dime.

Temptation # 2 – What am I going to do for fun this winter?

Don’t spend your savings to go to the movies. Consider hitting cheaper matinees or borrowing recent flicks for free from the library. Look for free festivals or indoor concerts in your area. Grab a few board games and a few healthy snacks. Also a few hours before dinner head over to your local ice skating ring and rent a pair of skates. It usually only cost around $6 a person for a few hours of skating.

Temptation # 3 – What are we going to eat?

Host a potluck rather than go out to eat. With each guest responsible for a side-dish and their own beverage, you can enjoy the weather and company without sacrificing your pocketbook.
Make sure to bank your savings! Track your progress towards a savings goal by becoming a Virginia Saver, you can utilize the My Savings Tracker for free to record deposits and monitor your progress.

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