It's so easy to splurge during the holidays, but don't forget that Thanksgiving is just one of many festive activities on your list over the next few weeks and months. You also might want to still have a few dollars left in the bank once the new years begins. So enjoy these tips on how to save a few dollars as you approach the holiday season.
I'm not sure about you, but Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays! Sitting around with your loved ones, celebrating the things you have to be thankful for, all topped off with an amazing plate (or two) stuffed full of amazing food, all ending with a nap? That sounds pretty perfect to me. It's so easy to want to buy the best foods, the best decorations, and the best little extra things to make these days special. But remember, you can still make Thanksgiving and every holiday special without breaking the bank. Just in time to start buying all of your favorite items to kick off the holiday season, here are a few tips on how to take care of your bank account while still celebrating the holidays in style!
The holidays can be overwhelming and expensive. But if you take the time to do a little extra research and planning, they certainly don't have to be. Use this list to help enjoy your holiday, let it be a little less stressful, and save some money while you're at it!
You've made the runs to the grocery store for the bottles of water, bread, and PB&J. But when it comes to natural disasters, you need to consider your financial preparedness as well.
It's not new news that hurricane season is here. The weather channel, our weather apps, and friends up North have made sure we don't forget. But hurricane season isn't just about being prepared by storing up on non-perishable foods, batteries, bottles of water, and having an evacuation plan. You financially need to be prepared and ready for a hurricane, especially here in the Lowcountry. Now that we have had a taste of our first hurricane of 2019, we need to remember that one could be on its heels. Hurricane season isn't over until November. So, you still have time to get prepared.
It goes without saying that yes, you need to make sure that your home and family are safe and prepared for anything. Make sure your home is stocked with what you'll need to get through a storm if you're going to stay. Follow all of the safety precautions laid out by local officials and police, and make sure you make informed and safe decisions. Your safety and the safety of your loved ones and pets are the first things that need your attention.
But these precautions need to be taken care of even before the hint of the first hurricane appears. Taking care of your financial needs ahead of time will help eliminate stress, worry, and truly help you when a storm does arrive. Here in the Lowcountry, it's not a question of if, it's when.
Last but very not least, keep cash handy! ATMs might be down or unavailable after a storm. You might not be able to get cashback at a store or even get to the inside of your bank. Make sure to have a safe stash with you or ready to go when you evacuate. Most plan for at least 72 hours worth of lodging, food, and travel expense. So start with that amount, and go from there.
We hope this information is helpful for this year's storms and for many storms to come. Now that we've had the taste of our first one you have time to get prepared for the next hurricane. But as you do so, don't panic. If do just a few of these main points, you will be ahead of the game. Please stay smart, safe, and prepared this hurricane season!
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