As the school year approaches, you may be calculating the
many expenses to come. While this can be an exciting time of year, it can also
be very expensive. At Alpine Bank, we
understand the importance of saving and budgeting for all of life’s demands. While
your schedule may be filling up with school activities and sports, we hope you
keep in mind simple ways to save.
- Before buying new school
supplies, take inventory of what you already have around the house. You
will be surprised with the pens, paper, and other items you find from
previous years that are still in good shape.
- Shop alone to avoid
pressure from kids to buy items you don’t really need. Kids may also ask
for the more expensive option and cause your bill to sky rocket. Shop
alone to purchase only what you need at the lowest price.
- When the school shopping
rush is over, hit up the stores to find bargains on supplies to use down
- When looking for back to
school clothes, look first at second hand and consignment stores. They
offer reasonable prices and have items your kids are sure to love.
- Compare the cost of school
lunches to sack lunches from home. By packing a lunch every day, you may
save money and provide a healthier option for your children. Write a
little note and stick in their lunch for some mid-day motivation.
understands you are busy, which is why we hope to serve all your financial
needs. We encourage you to lay out your finances for each month and plan ahead
to ensure you are fully prepared. Take steps to save this school year and have
more to spend in places that matter most. Alpine Bank can be reached at
815.398.6500 or stop by one of our locations today to see how we