Save Money During The School Year

Published on September 29th, 2019

With the new school year in full swing, here are a few tips on how to save money while you’re in between driving your kids to and from school events and sports during the week. When you choose our credit union near Schiller Park, you’ll be working with a financial institution that works to improve your financial well-being.


Set A Budget

Think about how much money you’re really spending this year and where you can save up. For example, try not to spend too much on school supplies and think about making your children’s lunches. Consider setting a specific amount to spend, which will help you be more aware of what you decide to purchase.


Look Out For Sales

Many different types of retailers have great deals this time of year. Check out sales ads at home and make a list of what your children need to buy—you’ll be surprised at how aligned the sales are with their needs. Try to avoid items they don’t really need and go to more than one store to find the best sales.


Plan Ahead

Think about your plans for later in the year. What other expenses will pop up? Try to add up all your fees—lunches, sports, events—and divide the total by nine months. Create a monthly budget to set a clear plan for the rest of the year. Saving money and putting some aside can help you save for unexpected expenses.


If you are ready to set up your banking near Schiller Park, contact Leyden Credit Union today at 847.455.8440.

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