Being prepared is so important if you want to save money. One way you can be prepared is to save for the items you need to purchase.
This way you’re not scrambling to come up with the funds. What should you save for in March so that you’re prepared for April?
11 Things To Save for in March
If you’re self-employed, you need to make sure you have your estimated-tax payment ready to go for April 15. If you’re not self-employed, but owe taxes, you’ll need to spend March getting ready to take care of that tax bill.
Who doesn’t love Easter clearance? Why spend a fortune for candy when you can stock up after a holiday? This is also the best time to purchase decorations for your home.
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Car Services and Accessories (National Car Care Month)
April is National Car Care Month. This means you can save on everything from tires to oil changes. You definitely want to save for car care in March.
A Used Car
It’s Tax Refund season and car dealerships are ready with an abundance of used cars. If you need a car, or want to buy one for your teenager, now is an excellent time to save for it.
Late April is an awesome time to go on vacation. There is a lull in tourists and places are willing to slash prices quite a bit. Spend March saving up the rest of the money you need for that vacation you’ve been dreaming of.
April is pretty much last call for winter items. Make sure you have some money set aside for major winter clearance finds.
Valentine’s Day is a distant memory and Mother’s Day is still too far away. This means jewelers are marking prices down to make some sells. Save for jewelry in March so that you can purchase it in April at huge discounts.
Home Improvement Supplies
During April Home Depot and other home improvement stores have a Black Friday sale. If you have some projects you need to take care of, start saving now.
Out with the old and in with the new. Stores want rid of spring clothing that has been on store shelves since February. Save up in March so that you can fill your closet on a budget.
In preparation for Mother’s Day and weddings, stores mark down cookware in the month of April. If you need a new set, start saving now.
Thrift Store Finds
Spring cleaning means lots and lots of awesome finds making their way to thrift stores. If you love to thrift, save up some extra money for it.
There are so many awesome things to buy in April. Spend March saving for the things your family needs the most. It might be car care, home improvement, or even a new set of cookware. Whatever you choose, you’ll be able to score some awesome deals.